Growth through Agriculture program awards more than $ 830,000 in grants and loans
Governor Gianforte and Ag Development Council announce Growth through Agriculture program awards for value-added projects
Governor Gianforte and the Agriculture Development Council have announced recipients of $ 834,646 in grants and loans under the Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program.
“The expansion of value-added agriculture is helping Montana businesses thrive,” Governor Greg Gianforte said. “Investments made under the Growth Through Agriculture program allow producers and businesses across the state to expand their businesses, create jobs and access new markets. These value-added projects play an important role in promoting Montana’s premium products and stimulating our economy.
the RGT The program has awarded grants to a total of 30 Montana farm businesses and organizations, from Pinesdale to Plevna. The application process was very competitive with plans to create strong markets for agricultural producers in Montana. Successful projects ranged from developing a feedlot to allow further finishing of livestock in the state, to increasing Montana’s crop and meat processing capacity, and product expansion. food and value-added beverages, such as fermented foods. Click here to consult the complete list of funded projects.
the GTA Program was created by the legislature to strengthen and diversify Montana’s agricultural industry by developing innovative improvements for farming businesses and the marketing and marketing of new agricultural products. The Montana Department of Agriculture administers the program with the help of avocados from the Agricultural Development Council, a committee of seven members appointed by the governor. Funding for the GTA requires investing at least $ 1 in matching funds for every $ 1 of grant or loan received.