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Vertical farm in Whitefish, Montana close to first harvest – The Farm at River’s Bend

The Moyers are encouraging chefs, local restaurants and community members interested in visiting the farm, volunteering or purchasing fresh leafy greens to contact them at 406-400-1956 or visit their website.

Montana’s Public Lands: promises and peril

Campaign pledges to champion Montana’s public lands will be put to the test in 2021. Here’s where you can expect to see the rhetoric hit the road.

Business for Montana’s Outdoors – Add your voice to ours

Creating partnerships, protecting Montana’s public lands

Congress must pass Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act: Here’s why

Aldo Leopold, heralded as the father of modern wildlife biology, wrote “The first step in intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.” The sciences of conservation biology and landscape ecology provide insights vital to the viability of species and protection of habitats essential to native fish and wildlife.

Next Frontier Capital, 2020 Update

Especially in such a globally tumultuous year, we are incredibly grateful to all of our LPs for their continued support. Their unwavering confidence in our firm’s mission and the early stage entrepreneurs of the Intermountain West have allowed us to continue supporting great companies and contributing to the positive impact that a rapidly growing startup ecosystem has on our local communities. 

Marketing the Future: How Data Analytics Is Changing

A third of Amazon’s sales come from its recommendation algorithm, for example, while YouTube’s algorithm drives 70% of the content watched on its platform.

Montana leads all 50 states in decline of self-response rates for 2020 Census

Montana currently holds the greatest decrease in the percentage of self-response rates in the latest Census, which could cost the state federal funding and a potential second seat in Congress.

TED – How reverse mentorship can help create better leaders

Try a “reverse mentorship” program, which sets up junior team members to guide senior staff.

The Review—Grant Management 101 from Submittable

Also in this issue: a few of our other new and choice grants management resources, from how to build a fair grants review process, to how to become a really great grant reviewer. 

CAN DO Podcast: The Future of Work

A great conversation on the future of work with Stacy Malone, UM Alumna and Director of Change Management at the GAP Inc, and Dr. Beth Humberd, Professor, researcher and Professor at UMass, with a focus on Worker Identity and organizational dynamics.  Well worth a listen.