Farm to Cafeteria

Beef to School Project Highlights

NCAT and the Farm to Cafeteria Network are excited to be partnering with Montana State University (MSU) on the Beef to School research project, which is finishing its first year.  Funded by Western SARE, the project aims to increase the availability and consumption of... read more

Webinar: The Montana Harvest of the Month Program

This webinar provides information about the Montana Harvest of the Month program and how to get your local products served in Montana schools. If you are interested in selling your veggies, whole grains, lentils, beef or apples in schools, now is a great time as... read more

Winter Report from Lazy SR and Muddy Creek Ranches

Happy 2016! The Beef to School team spent some time at two different cow/calf operations in Wilsall as 2015 came to an end. We would like to share some highlights and lessons learned with you from these visits to Muddy Creek Ranch and the Lazy SR Ranch. Please be in... read more

Smart Snacking: Kracklin’ Kamut ready for schools!

“Crunchy like Corn Nuts, but not so hard on the teeth,” is how Caleb Kriser, the company manager of Kracklin’ Kamut, describes the snack that is made in Big Sandy from Montana-grown Kamut. While Montana-grown foods from lentils to lettuce are making both their debuts... read more
Youth Summit News

Youth Summit News

On November 16th, 19 high school students from Park, Gallatin, Madison and surrounding counties gathered at the Livingston Food Resource Center for the 2015 Growing Leaders Youth Summit to share knowledge about and build leadership in sustainable agriculture and... read more

Billings Youth Summit Sparks New Growing Leaders

This fall, NCAT’s Growing Leaders Youth Initiative put on youth summits across the state to reach high school youth and faculty to engage them in conversations about growing resilient, community-based food systems. From Kalispell to Billings, students gathered and... read more

Celebrate Farm to School Month This October!

By: Aubree Roth, Montana Team Nutrition Program October is National Farm to School Month, a time to recognize the importance of farm to school programs as a means to improve child nutrition, support local economies, and educate children about the origins of food.... read more

Harvest of the Month Pilot Program Kicks Off

“I don’t want the pudding, I’m eating beets so I can be healthy!” If you are a parent, food service director, cook, or nutrition educator, chances are these words would be music to your ears, especially coming from a young student. This is exactly what was... read more

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The Farm to Cafeteria Manual for Montana is now available!

FTC Montana Manual
We’re excited to announce our new resource, the Farm to Cafeteria Manual for Montana, a how-to for farmers, ranchers, foodservice directors, and community leaders.

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