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The Native American Achievement Center at Montana State University Billings, in partnership with the Native American Development Corp., has launched a farm-to-table program.

According to a news release from MSUB, the NAAC, operating under the direction of Reno Charette, is one of 11 sites statewide that are participating in this federal program.

The Native American Development Corp., a nonprofit organization based in Billings, received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration to develop the program over a three-year period on Montana reservations. The funding is part of the Healthy Foods Financing Initiative. The goal of the program is to increase the capacity of local and regional food systems to enable greater access to locally grown, healthy foods for residents living in rural communities with scarce access to fresh food.

The goal of the federal farm-to-table program is to bring healthy food grown locally to the dinner tables of Native elders and other Native community members living in Billings and throughout the state.

For more information, go to msubillings.edu.

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