As we celebrate CFAC’s 12 years of advocacy and political action on behalf of local food, farming, and conservation, we than you for your partnership.

This fall, CFAC embarked on a strategic planning process to best determine how we want to move forward into the next few years. CAFC has determined these top priorities:

Farmland Conservation: Protect all remaining farmlands, currently approximately 95,000 acres, within Missoula County’s Planning Regions with the greatest development pressure (Missoula, Evaro, Huson-Frenchtown and Lolo) by mitigation policies and other conservation tools within the subdivision regulations by 2021.

Beginning Farmers and Ranchers: Increase the number of successful beginning farmers and ranchers selling directly into the local food market and institutions (colleges, schools, hospitals etc.) in Western Montana to 25 new farmers by 2021.

Food Access and Local Market Development: Determine the percentage of local food purchased in western Montana and increase the market share to 20% in 2021, and up to 30% by 2030.

Of course, we have some specific steps to meet our lofty goals. For more information about those, please see our full strategic plan- now on our website. We hope you will get involved in our work. It is only with your support and dedication to local food and farms that we can be successful- together.

Thank you from all of us here at CFAC! For a detailed look at our programs, please check out our plan on our website, and give us a call to get involved.