Invitation to Join Grow Montana Community Focus Groups

Grow Montana is undergoing a strategic planning process to help us set our goals for the future. This plan will center both racial and economic equity and to help inform this process, we want to hear from the diverse stakeholders that make up the Montana food-system.

We invite small business owners, community leaders, and potential partners to join one of three conversations to help the coalition in our planning process. Montana farmers market managers & vendors, producers (small, mid-scale, and conventional agriculture), members of Montana Native American Tribes and BIPOC communities are encouraged to participate.

A professional facilitator will guide the sessions and the coalition’s coordinator will attend to answer general questions and provide context for the conversations.

Sessions are capped at 12 participants. As an acknowledgement of your time and effort, each participant will receive a $100.00 honorarium for participation with a submittal of a W9.

If you are enthusiastic about your role in the food system and are comfortable speaking up in a virtual environment with new people, this would be a fantastic opportunity for you!

Questions? Contact the Grow Montana’s coordinator, Maura Henn at maurah@ncat.org or at 406-723-7579

Use the links below to register for a session.  Zoom details will be sent once registration is received.

Community Focus Group I – Saturday – August 20th, 2022, 9:30AM – 11AM. 

Community Focus Group II – Friday – September 9th, 2022, 10AM- 11:30 AM. 

Community Focus Group III – Thursday – September 15th, 2022, 10:30AM – 12:00 PM.