Home grown hobbies can make you money - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Home grown hobbies can make you money

Posted: Updated:

The Great Falls Development Authority announced their new push for economic opportunities in the Golden Triangle of Montana where they will focus on food agriculture and renewable energy.

GFDA will now be one of only four food and agriculture development centers in the state.

Association Director of Business Development Jolene Schalper said 85 percent of Montanans agriculture production happens outside of the state.
However Montanans will now have more support to grow businesses, for example selling eggs or honey from you back yard bees.

"Our addition to the network mean we bring a little bit more industry expertise in scaling up in going from selling at a farmers market or maybe a few local stores into accessing the manufacturer extension partnership, and getting some manufacturing consultation so that these people can go to big time and selling to Costco or whole foods,"said Schalper. 

She added that these steps would mean more jobs for the community and the support among companies is vital in Montana's economy

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • One man facing charge of Incest

    One man facing charge of Incest

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:07 PM EST2017-11-23 02:07:05 GMT
    Matthew Wade FarrarMatthew Wade Farrar

    Man charged with Incest makes his initial court appearance. 

    Man charged with Incest makes his initial court appearance. 

  • Charging documents: Man arrested after leading GFPD on chase

    Charging documents: Man arrested after leading GFPD on chase

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:04 PM EST2017-11-21 01:04:57 GMT

    One man is facing eight charges after allegedly leading police on a chase through Great Falls.

    One man is facing eight charges after allegedly leading police on a chase through Great Falls.

  • Stores staying open during the holidays cause quite the talk

    Stores staying open during the holidays cause quite the talk

    Thursday, November 23 2017 5:59 PM EST2017-11-23 22:59:17 GMT

    Big box stores like Walmart have been open on Thanksgiving years.  For some, it's a lifesaver when you've forgotten the cranberry sauce. For others, it's a chance to get an early start on holiday shopping but should these stores even be open in the first place on holidays that are meant to be spent with family? One person who did not want to go on camera told KFBB 

    Big box stores like Walmart have been open on Thanksgiving years.  For some, it's a lifesaver when you've forgotten the cranberry sauce. For others, it's a chance to get an early start on holiday shopping but should these stores even be open in the first place on holidays that are meant to be spent with family? One person who did not want to go on camera told KFBB 

  • Crash kills 21 year old on Hi-Line

    Crash kills 21 year old on Hi-Line

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 4:07 PM EST2017-11-14 21:07:59 GMT

    The Montana Highway Patrol says one person has died in a 2 vehicle crash in Roosevelt County.  MHP says the crash occurred about 1 p.m. Monday on U.S. 2 near Bainville, just west of the North Dakota border. Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office confirmed 21-year old David Manning of Culbertson, rear-ended another vehicle and died of blunt force trauma.  The driver of the rear-ended was stopped on US 2 waiting to turn onto Highway 405.  MHP says that driver w...

    The Montana Highway Patrol says one person has died in a 2 vehicle crash in Roosevelt County.  MHP says the crash occurred about 1 p.m. Monday on U.S. 2 near Bainville, just west of the North Dakota border. Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office confirmed 21-year old David Manning of Culbertson, rear-ended another vehicle and died of blunt force trauma.  The driver of the rear-ended was stopped on US 2 waiting to turn onto Highway 405.  MHP says that driver w...

  • Hotel Arvon and Triple Creek Ranch win luxury hotel awards

    Hotel Arvon and Triple Creek Ranch win luxury hotel awards

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:08 PM EST2017-11-20 21:08:49 GMT

    Two Montana hotels are standing out among the rest after a prestigious travel magazine caught their eye. the triple creek ranch in Darby  was just named one of the best luxury hotels in North and South America. When you think of luxury award winning hotels you might not think of Montana,   but in Great Falls the Hotel Arvon is here to break that stereotype. The luxury travel guide just named the hotel one of the 5 most luxurious boutique hotels in North and South Ame...

    Two Montana hotels are standing out among the rest after a prestigious travel magazine caught their eye. the triple creek ranch in Darby  was just named one of the best luxury hotels in North and South America. When you think of luxury award winning hotels you might not think of Montana,   but in Great Falls the Hotel Arvon is here to break that stereotype. The luxury travel guide just named the hotel one of the 5 most luxurious boutique hotels in North and South Ame...

Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2017. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.