Abundant MT Directory Awarded Dep’t of Tourism E-Marketing Technology Grant

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A proposal to add agritourism e-marketing functionality within AERO’s online Abundant MT Directory was recently awarded $26,700 in funding by the Department of Tourism. The vision for AERO’s Abundant Montana Agritourism E‐Marketing Project is to provide a service to farmers, ranchers, and … Continue reading

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Let’s Fix Montana’s Food Regulations!

Stephanie Laporte Potts - Missoula

Food safety regulations are some of the most important laws we have to protect public health and safety, but they can also be some of the most confusing aspects of running a successful local food business.  For a long time … Continue reading

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AERO is Seeking an Energy Intern

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Job Description  Work with AERO to develop and populate the Repower MT Directory. Repower MT profiles renewable energy and conservation projects from across Montana, telling the personal stories behind renewable energy projects and building the case for programs that support … Continue reading

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Montana Food Regulations – Written Comments Accepted Through Feb 17th

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The Montana Food Policy Modernization Project represents an unprecedented opportunity for everyone, producer or consumer, to have a say regarding how food is regulated in the state. If you have something to add to this conversation, submit a written comment … Continue reading

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Helping Farmers Grow

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There’s the workshop series called Planning for On-Farm Success, which will help beginning farmers like Liz get their footing – figuring out their goals and how to reach them, creating marketing plans, finding funding, and assessing and managing their risks. Another workshop series focuses on multifunctional farming, which helps more established farmers find new enterprises they can start to add value to their operations. Examples include adding a farm stand, a bed and breakfast, or a childrens’ day care. Both workshops aim to inspire farmers, share expertise, and help bring great ideas to life. For more information on the courses, visit www.MissoulaCFAC.org. Continue reading

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Montana Citizens To Help Streamline State Food Regulations – Public Meetings in Missoula, Bozeman, and Billings

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Three Montana state agencies and a group of citizen stakeholders have begun a public process, mandated by the 2013 state Legislature, to review the state’s food laws and rules for inconsistencies, inefficiencies, and to gather ideas for improvement. House Bill … Continue reading

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2013 AERO Commentaries on MTPR

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Membership dues and donations help make our commentaries on Montana Public Radio possible.  Thank you for your support, and thank you to MTPR for the commentary slot every fourth Thursday during Montana Evening Edition.   Here’s a look back at AERO’s 2013 commentaries … Continue reading

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