What We Do

Creating a Vibrant Montana by Connecting Rural and Urban Communities

One Montana convenes people who may have different viewpoints but need to work together to address common challenges.

OUR CURRENT PROJECTS:

Common Ground – An initiative to build trust and better working relationships between landowners and sportsmen in Montana, including our Montana Hunter Advancement Program

Montana Teenpreneur Roundup -  An annual online competition for high school students to demonstrate their entrepreneurial spirit and business savvy by submitting ideas for innovative products and services that address contemporary challenges OR actual businesses they already run to raise money for personal use or school clubs.

Resilient Montana: A Water, Agriculture and Climate Program – An inclusive and robust dialogue about climate impacts and measurable adaptation strategies.

Mental Health – An initiative with MSU’s Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery to develop a viable base for rural mental health prevention programs addressing the issues of depression and suicide in Montana.

OUR FORMER PROJECTS: 

Ranch Management Undergraduate Degree Program – A ranch management undergraduate major for a rural land grant university in the West that is now being undertaken by MSU’s College of Agriculture.

Rural-Urban Student and Entrepreneur Exchange – A hands-on program for high school students that develops entrepreneurial skills and forges long-lasting connections for economic development.

Montana Way – A communications initiative that helps maintain community stability and reduce potential conflicts among current and new landowners.

Meat Processing Facility Feasibility Study – A study to assess the feasibility of constructing a new multispecies meat processing facility in Montana.