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Title: Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center


1
  • Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center
  • A Program of
  • Lake County Community Development Corporation
  • Presented by
  • Jan Tusick Program Manager

2
Ronan, MT
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Statewide and Regional
4
Who Are We ?
  • Our mission is to enhance regional and state
    economic opportunities by Providing client
    services to value-added agriculture and specialty
    food businesses through the management and
    operation of a viable community-based processing
    center.

5
What Do We Do ?
  • Provide Commercial Kitchen Access
  • Recipe Development / Analysis
  • Product Packaging
  • processing / Packaging
  • Technical Assistance
  • Marketing Assistance
  • Research / Feasibility Studies
  • Business Incubation / Lending

6
Product Development Assistance
  • Nutritional Analysis
  • Recipe Expansion
  • Product Development
  • Product Bar Codes
  • Licensing Assistance
  • Marketing

7
Regulatory Compliance
  • FDA Compliance
  • Licensing
  • registration
  • USDA inspection
  • - HACCP Planning
  • USDA Certified Organic
  • - handlers plan

8
Business Development Assistance
  • Cooperative Development Program
  • Revolving Loan Program
  • Business development services
  • - Business Plan Assistance
  • - Marketing Plan Assistance
  • - Grant Assistance

9
Capacity for Clients
USDA Meat Processing Area

10
Capacity for Clients
  • Pitting, Juicing, Drying of Fruits

11
Commercial Bottling Line
Capacity for Clients
12
Capacity for Clients
Volume Processing For Cooked bottled products

13
Dry Fill product- Bulk and Tea Bags
Capacity for Clients
14
Fully Equipped Kitchen Baking Facility
Capacity for Clients
15
The Lessons Learned
  • Proven a statewide need
  • Difficult for rural communities to support
  • Capitalization needs high
  • - maintenance and repairs
  • - equipment
  • Effective marketing programs needed - if you
    build it they will come
  • Value-added agriculture enterprise development is
    challenging

16
Opportunities
  • increase partnerships to a regional/statewide
    level
  • Montana State university- Food Science curriculum
  • Montana department of Ag
  • Farm to table- Glendive Community Kitchen
  • Client Fee based Services
  • Commercialization Projects
  • Store front/tourism
  • Local Food movement

17
Critical Partnerships
Montana Department of Agriculture
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Our Clients
Western Montana Growers Coop
Flathead Native Ag Coop
Amazing Grains LLC
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