Missoula farm owner seeks $310K in Open Space Bond funds for agriculture preservation

he Missoula City Council will decide in June whether to approve using $310,000 from the voter-approved 2018 Open Space Bond to help a nonprofit purchase a long-running, 8-acre vegetable farm in the Target Range neighborhood and keep it preserved as agricultural land in perpetuity.

The nonprofit, called Trust Montana, is proposing to use the Open Space Bond funding to purchase Corner Farm, located on Tower Road. The farm used to be called Clark Fork Organics and was owned by current county commissioner Josh Slotnick and his wife, Kim Murchison. The farm business is currently being operated as Trust Land Farm by local farmer Ellie Costello, but the property is called Corner Farm and is currently owned by Neva Hassanein.


The committee voted unanimously to set a public hearing for Monday evening, June 10 on the matter, during a full city council meeting.

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