Butte Community Food System Assessment Snapshot

Project Type: Local Ed & Demo (formerly RGR)
Funds awarded in 2020: $74,759.00
Projected End Date: 11/30/2021
Host Institution Award ID: G352-20-W7906
Grant Recipients: AERO; Montana State University Extension; Blackfeet Agriculture Resource Management Plan; A Growing Culture; Montana Institute on Ecosystems; Vilicus Farm, Havre, MT; Two Bear Farm LLC, Whitefish, MT; Quinn Farm & Ranch & Kamut International, Big Sandy, MT; Juedeman Seven Mile Ranch, LLC and Canyon Cattle Co, Montana; Craig Iron Pipe, Blackfeet Rancher
Region: Western
State: Montana
Principal Investigator:
The Butte Community Food Systems Assessment (CFSA) snapshot is formatted as an overview of input received from public meetings and coalition discussions about the community food system in Butte. The snapshot highlights both existing projects and programs, and interest from new partners for future collaboration. This snapshot is used by a trained CFSA assessor with the community stakeholders to guide decision making for creative food system development projects. The snapshot includes: (a) Abstract of each sector: production, processing/transformation, distribution, consumption, and waste/resource recovery; (b) Abstract for each key impact area: health, equity, education, policy, and community and economic development; (c) Snapshot of each tactic within the sectors; and (d) Votes: including on-line survey and facebook page; bullets include input from surveys and public input session.
Conference/Presentation Material
Michal DeChellis, AERO
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
This product is associated with the project "Montana Food Economy Initiative"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.