Farm to Cafeteria

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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 overheard...

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Montana Beef to School: Five Profiles

More than a dozen Montana schools are purchasing local beef for school cafeterias. This practice has the potential to increase kids’ understanding of Montana’s ranching heritage and where their food comes from, while also providing economic support for local ranchers, meat processors, and agricultural communities. Read on to learn about the various methods of beef to school efforts that are bringing Montana beef to Montana kids.

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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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