March Monthly: Membership Renewal, Tradeshow Update, and Grants


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Made in Montana Monthly

March 2021

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Membership Check-up


My Membership is Deactivated, Help!

If you notice your listing isn’t showing up on our website, if you can’t order stickers, or if you forgot to respond to renewal reminder emails, your listing may have been deactivated.

Don't stress! We're here to get help you and get your listing back up and running.

Here’s the deal: Our system requires an annual renewal, so each year we ask you follow certain instructions to ensure your membership doesn’t lapse. 

We do this for several reasons. First, we want to ensure your business is still operational, you haven’t made any major changes to your products and you’re still producing within Montana. We also want to give you the opportunity to update your business description and product photos yearly to keep your listing fresh and engaging on our website.

Send an email to if you want to reactivate or check your info.

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2021 Tradeshow - September 11 and 12

Health and safety guidelines necessary to keep our members and staff safe, including social distancing and limits on large gatherings, factor into planning the 2021 Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts, tentatively scheduled for September 10, 11 2021 in Helena. 

The 2021 Tradeshow may look a little different this year as we balance CDC, Montana, and Lewis and Clark County health and safety guidelines.  We look forward to hosting a great show in September.

The Exhibitor application will be available in early May on the Made in Montana Tradeshow webpage.

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USDA Value-Added Grants Available

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is making an additional $35 million available this year in the Value-Added Producer Grant Program to support agricultural producers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is made possible through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. In total, $76 million is available.

Also today, the Department is extending the application deadline to May 4, 2021. USDA originally opened the application window on Dec. 21, 2020, with an application due date of March 22, 2021.

Read the full announcement here


Upcoming Shows

Courtesy listings from Montana show organizers.

handMADE Montana is looking forward, cautiously, to the year ahead. Applications for the summer show are now live on the events page of handMADE Montana and all of our events will be posted once we have finalized dates for our fall Bozeman, Helena & Missoula holiday shows. Contact: 

Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival, July 31 - August 1, 2021, Polson.  The festival is about cherries, and this year we have shifted the dates to when they are at their peak ripeness. The festival is full of fun activities for the whole family from pie-eating contests to pit-spitting. Shop our vendors, and enjoy our local hospitality.  More information available at the Polson Business Community website.

Have a show or event to share with fellow Made in Montana members?  Please send an email to with the details.  We will do our best to share relevant opportunities.