The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith

Positive news for possible local co-op


February 19, 2020

There was some recent positive news for the feasibility study for a possible meat co-op processing facility in the Whitehall area.

JLDC Manager Alison Richardson said in-conjunction with the Headwaters RC&D, they have received a $30,000 Big Sky Trust Fund grant for the study.

At a meet in late December, Tom Harrington with the Jefferson Local Development Corporation and MSU Extension detailed how the co-op could be a benefit for local producers, tying the project in with a pet food processor, as well as creating a "specialty meat" product for retail sales.

Harrington said there have been...

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