Helena – Friday, Apr. 24, Governor Steve Bullock announced the publication of the first edition of the ‘Grown in Montana’magazine at the Made in Montana Trade show. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Main Street Montana Project to promote Montana agricultural products to local, national, and international markets.
“This is part of our efforts with the Main Street Montana Project to promote agricultural products grown right here under the Big Sky. It covers some of the mainstays of Montana agriculture like beef, wheat, and barley while featuring stories on agriculture innovation at Montana State University and the local food movement spurred by activities at University of Montana,” said Governor Steve Bullock.
The magazine highlights a few of the accomplishments of our agricultural sector including becoming the leading producer of dry peas and lentils. It also features the demand for Montana’s high quality wheat as improvement wheat, which is blended with wheat grown elsewhere in order to improve the overall quality.
“This is a great way to share Montana agriculture’s store with consumers, buyers, and trade partners. It is no secret that our farmers and ranchers produce some of the highest quality agricultural products in the world. People can now read about the demand our high quality beef and beef genetics garner in international markets among other great agricultural stories,” said Main Street Montana Food & Agriculture Key Industry Network co-chair and rancher Jim Peterson.
The annual publication was made at no cost to the department through advertisement sales. It will be distributed to international trade partners, agriculture organizations, extension offices, state economic development offices, local libraries, and other interested parties. The publication can be viewed online at www.MTagriculture.com or hard copies of the magazine can be requested by contacting the department of agriculture at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-444-3144.
The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agriculture, visit www.agr.mt.gov.