Value Added Resources

This page contains alternative crop and livestock marketing resources for Montana farmers and ranchers.  Whether it is marketing your peas and lentils, finding an alternative source of income for your farm or ranch, or joining a local natural beef cooperative, this page is a resource that can be helpful to you. 

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Livestock Resources

How to Direct Market Your Beef
Learn how one couple used their family's ranch to launch a profitable, grass-based beef operation focused on direct market sales.  Excellent list of resources on pages 88-90.  Published by the Sustainable Agriculture Network, copyright 2005.  To order a hard copy, call the Sustainable Agriculture Network at (301) 374-9696.

Montana Natural Beef, LLC
405 Main Street
Ronan, Montana 59864
Office: (406) 676-4146
Fax: (406) 676-4346
Email: mtnaturalbeef@ronan.net
www.montananaturalbeef.com

Montana Range LLC
PO Box 3094
Billings, MT 59103
(406) 252-2530 main
or 1-888-251-1847
(406) 252-2145 fax
Email: info@montanarange.com
http://www.montanarange.com/

Montana Legend Natural Angus Beef
115 South Broadway Suite #1
PO Box 209,
Red Lodge, MT 59068
Phone: (406) 446-4000
Fax: (406) 446-4222
Email: customerservice@montanalegend.com
http://www.montanalegend.com/index.cfm

Meyer Natural Angus
A Montana based company!
5285 McWhinney Blvd.
Suite 130
Loveland, CO 80538
jnorwood@re-meyer.com
http://www.meyernaturalangus.com/

 

Crop Resources

Crops bought by these companies include: peas, lentils, chickpeas, flax, mustard, canola, safflower, organic crops, dry beans, and small grains.  One will have to visit with the companies to find out which crops they are purchasing. This list can be used as a starting point to forward marketing your commodities.

AgriCore United
Joe Bloms
Box 254
Ray, ND 58849
(701) 568-3315
Email: bloms@agricoreunited.com

Premier Pulses International Inc.
Greg Johnson
#1 27th St NW
Minot, ND 58703
701-837-4777
Legume Logic - Dick Roland
P.O. Box 317
Crosby, ND 58730
701-965-6058

Dakota Dry Bean Inc - David Polries
Box 5874
Grand Forks, ND 58206
1-866-379-2326

West Dakota Feed & Seed - Kevin Kvamme
Box 33
Ross, ND 58776
701-755-3207, 1-800-334-3833
http://www.stanleynd.com/westdakotafeed/

Superior Grains - Les Knudson
11225 108th St NW
Crosby, ND 58730
1-800-510-9437
http://www.superiorgrains.com/
Missouri River Ag Processing
Les Knudson
22nd Ave E, Industrial Park
Williston, ND 58802
1-800-510-9437

James Richardson International, Inc. (JRI)
David Mack
1524 S Broadway
Minot, ND 58701
701-837-4875, 1-800-201-9411
http://www.jri.ca/jri.html

Stone Mill Inc - Ambrose Hoff
3754 Highway 8
Richardton, ND 58652
701-974-2302
http://www.stonemillinc.com/
Paulson Seed - Les Paulson
P.O. Box 723, 1m East of town
Bowman, ND 58623
701-523-5392
http://www.paulsonseed.com/

Minn-Dak Growers LTD
P.O. Box 13276
Grand Forks, ND 58208
Dan Lovas, Grand Forks: 701-746-7453
Paul Belzer, Dickinson: 701-483-4528
http://www.minndak.com/

Pulse USA
Jamie Schurhamer
Bismarck, ND 58503-0585
(701) 530-0734
http://www.pulseusa.com/
SB&B Food Inc
Scott Sinner
P.O. Box 549
Casselton, ND 58102
(701) 347-4900
http://www.sb-b.com/

Technology Int'l Crops
Don Bricker
645 12.5 Ave E
West Fargo, ND 58078
(701) 281-6186
Specialty Exports/MonDak Seed and Grain
John Brown
East Fairview, ND 59221
701-844-5972
Montana Specialty Mills
3rd Ave NW
Great Falls, MT 59404
1-800-332-2024
http://www.mtspecialtymills.com/

Charlie Cahill Seeds
406-783-5510
Scobey, MT
McIntosh Seeds - Brad Ruhkamp
Box 1028
Harve, MT 59501
406-265-5443

Golden Harvest Seeds - Roger Terry
Big Sandy, MT
406-478-2112
http://www.goldenharvestseeds.com/
Saco Dehy Inc
Hwy 2 W
Saco, MT
406-527-3470, 800-595-3349

Treasure State Seed
Fairfield, MT
406-467-2551, or 1-800-572-Grow

Golden Triangle Seed
Rudyard, MT
888-355-1946
Timeless Seed - 406-271-5770
120 4th Ave SE
Conrad, MT
Timeless@marsweb.com
http://www.timeless-seeds.com/

Columbia Grain Int. - Leta Campbell
Hwy 2 West, Box 338
Chinook, MT 59523
406-357-2360
http://www.columbiagrain.com/index.html
AgriCore - Dave MacFarlane
2802 5th Ave N
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1H0P1
1-888-442-8398, 403-382-3412
http://www.agricoreunited.com/cgi-bin/bvsm/AU/Home/index.jsp
Demeter Agro - Rod Shockey
2802 5th Ave N
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1J3Y5
1-800-661-1450, 403-329-4111
http://www.demeteragro.com/demeteragro/

Southland Pulse - Jeff Watson
Hwy. 39 W, Box 879
Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada S4A 2A7
1-866-877-8573, 306-634-8008

Smith Seeds - Ron Smith
Box 40
Limerick, Saskatchewan Canada S0H 2P0
306-263-4944
Delorme Seeds - Gerald Delorme
Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada
306-642-5793
Finora Seeds - Greg Dyck
Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada
306-642-5920
http://pages.istar.ca/~finora/

Annand Agro Services - Glenn Annand
Mossbank, Saskatchewan, Canada
306-354-7675
Hillcrest Enterprises - Bernie Wiebe
Coronach, Saskatchewan, Canada
306-267-6110

Global Pulse Processors - Steve Wiens
201 18th St. SE, Box 1859
Swift Current, Sask. S9H 4M6
2 places in Vanguard, Canada - Tim Williams
Montola Growers
Neil Turnbull
Hwy 2 E, P.O. Box 478
Culbertson, Mt 59218
406-787- 6616
http://www.montola.com/

Pasta Montana Durum Contracting
Contact Brett Wilson at Schulz Grain
(406) 727-3855
Kamut Association
http://www.kamut.com/
See Below!

IMC Malting Corp.
Barley Contracting
Mark Black
406-771-7072
Email: mark.black@imcmontana.com
http://www.imcmontana.com/mwp/main.php

Yellowstone Bean Co.
Bridger, Montana
406-662-3622

Saskatchewan Marketing Information: 2006 Saskatchewan Special Crop Marketing Company Synopsis

Grow Kamut!
Kamut grain is only grown under contract and only grown organically. It grows best in areas where durum grows well. That being said, we are always looking for new Kamut growers, especially with the growth in Kamut products and manufacturers.

Contact:
André Giles
Montana Flour & Grains
PO Box 517
Fort Benton, MT 59442
406-622-5436

For Information on Kamut go to http://www.kamut.com/ or contact the Debby Quinn Blyth at the Kamut Association, at 1-406-378-3105 or debby@kamut.com

 

Farm / Ranch Resources

The Golden Rules of Value-Added Agriculture
This article by Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech University, discusses many simple rules to make your value-added operation successful.  Reprinted with permission from Northwest Farm Credit Services' Winter 2007 Yields publication.


Agricultural Marketing Resource Center - The Ag Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. AgMRC offers producers the ability to: investigate value-added commodities or niches, gather information on creating a business, research general market and industry trends, locate resources in a directory, and use AgMRC developed tools.


Montana Agriculture Innovation Center
The Montana Agriculture Innovation Center is a collaborative effort between Montana State University and five regional economic development centers to assist agricultural producers in developing value-added business enterprises. The program is funded by a federal grant through USDA Rural Development. Program coordinators provide technical assistance to producers with start up or existing value added businesses in the form of business and marketing assistance. Interested producers should contact the nearest regional coordinator to request assistance.

Regional Centers

Snowy Mountain Development Corporation
Nicole Descheemaeker, Regional Coordinator
613 NE Main
Lewistown, MT 59457
(406) 538-2591 or (406) 366-3133
nld_17@yahoo.com

Lake County Community Development Corporation
Jan Tusick, Agriculture Enterprise and Cooperative Development Specialist
P.O. Box 128
Ronan, MT 59864
(406) 676-0676
jt@ronan.net

Great Northern Development Corporation
Shauna Ferguson-Farver, Regional Coordinator
233 Cascade St.
Wolf Point, MT 59201
(406) 653-2590 or (406) 783-8064
valueag@nemontel.net

Bear Paw Development Corporation
Brandi Beecher, Regional Coordinator
P.O. Box 170
Havre, MT 59501
(406) 265-9226
bbeecher@bearpaw.org

Beartooth RC&D
Charles Holt, Regional Coordinator
P.O. Box 180
Joliet, MT 59041
(406) 962-9062 or (406) 861-6395
cdholt77@yahoo.com

Statewide Contacts

Ralph Peck, Executive Director
(406) 459-6419
rpeck@montana.edu

Perri Walborn, Associate Director
P.O. Box 1103
Columbus, MT 59019
(406) 322-9876 or (406) 298-0036
perri@montana.edu