The know your farmer and know your food is an outreach by USDA. They are supporting commercial kitchens, local slaughter houses, and high bay tunnels to lengthen the growing season. As Bozeman is becoming more locally aware, we need to look for and execute on these local food opportunities. The USDA Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food website is a great resource to start.
The Northern Rocky Mountain EDD has separated from the Northern Rocky Mountain RC&D to serve the best interests and needs of the public. Nine people have applied to the open, part-time position of executive director for the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District.
The applicants range from locals to Montanans to a few people from out-of-state, said Earl Mathers, Gallatin County administrator. He declined to identify candidates for the nonprofit organization’s top position before finalists have been selected.