A key part to increasing production is supporting producers! We need to increase the number of successful, small to mid-size, vibrant family farms. This will ensure that agriculture has a future in the next generation!
So how do we do that? The key is to comprehensively address some of their main challenges, including access to land, business planning, network development and social supports, and access to markets.
How Can We Help?
Well of course, you can support your producers by buying from them – at farmers’ markets, through CSAs, or through distribution networks like the Western Montana Growers’ Cooperative.
Another great way to get involved is to join our Beginning Farmer & Rancher Committee, that works to try to solve these issues in Western Montana!