Montana Beef to School
About the Montana Beef to School Project
The Montana Beef to School Project explores how to make beef to school programs successful and encourages the use of local beef in every Montana school.
What is the Montana Beef to School Project? The Montana Beef to School Project is a three-year collaborative project between several
Montana beef producers and processors, schools and many stakeholders represented in
the Montana Beef to School Coalition.
Moooooving Forward Together: Strategies for Montana Beef to School
Read the case study report below for tips and stories about how to bring local beef into schools.
- Discover the creative ways schools are working with producers and processors in Montana to procure local Montana beef.
- Bring tested beef to school strategies to your own community through lessons learned from case studies across six beef to school partnerships in Montana.
The report was authored by Carmen Byker Shanks and Janet Gamble of the Montana State University (MSU) Food and Health Lab, Tommy Bass and Joel Schumacher of MSU Extension, Aubree Roth of Montana Team Nutrition Program (MT Farm to School), Demetrius Fassas, and Mallory Stefan of the National Center for Appropriate Technology. An additional thank you to many report contributors listed on page two of the case study report.
Read the Case Study Report: Moooooving Forward Together: Strategies for Montana Beef to School.
Do you have questions about how to start a beef to school program?
Email the Montana Beef to School Project at [email protected]
Beef to School Resources
The following resources will help you in purchasing local beef.
Presentations & Trainings
Beef to School Stories
These blog posts were published by NCAT Farm to Cafeteria Network.
Wrapping Up Montana Beef to School! - November 1, 2018
Beefing Up Your Resources - July 17, 2018
The Automatic Choice: A B2S Story from Big Timber - Oct 13, 2017
Beef to School Case Studies and More! - November 1, 2016
Winter Report from Lazy SR and Muddy Creek Ranches - January 26, 2016
Beef to School Fall Updates - October 15, 2015
It’s All About the BEEF TO SCHOOL! - July 7, 2015
This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number SW 15-028 through the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number 140867026. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.