UM Student-Produced TV Program to Highlight Montana Businesses for 26th Season

February 11, 2019

MISSOULA – University of Montana School of Journalism students recently produced the latest edition of “Business: Made in Montana,” a television program featuring businesses based in the Big Sky State.

The new program will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, across the state on MontanaPBS. Encore presentations are scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, and 2 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18.

This episode introduces viewers to Green Build and Happy Dog Beer Co. in Bozeman; DAYSPA Body Basics, based in Missoula; Mustard Seed Sauce and Dressing Company, located in Florence; and Notice Custom Snowboards in Whitefish.

Bozeman Green Build is a leading provider of affordable solar photovoltaics, or PV systems, with extensive experience working with agriculture producers, small businesses, local and state governments, and families across the West.

Happy Dog Beer Co. makes “beer” specially for dogs using quality ingredients like free-range chicken and grass-fed beef. The Irresistible Pooch Ale (IPA) and Dubble Dog Dare Ya are distributed in bottles to locations across the country, including Washington, D.C., Washington state, Oregon and California.

DAYSPA Body Basics handcrafts 100 percent natural, “farm-to-skin” bath and body products that are allergy- and chemical-free.

Mustard Seed Sauce and Dressing Company decided that it was time to bring the Mustard Seed and Noodle Express Restaurants’ unique and deliciously fresh Asian-inspired flavored sauces and dressings to the retail marketplace.

Notice Custom Snowboards are made to order with custom designs and graphics using USA-sourced materials.

Students produced the program during spring semester 2018. Junior journalism student Laura Freeman hosts the program.

“Business: Made in Montana” is made possible with support from the Greater Montana Foundation. Founded by pioneer broadcaster Ed Craney in 1958, GMF provides grants to improve the quality of communications of important issues through electronic media. More information is available online at

MontanaPBS comprises KUFM-TV in Missoula and KUSM-TV in Bozeman and is a service of UM and Montana State University.


Contact: Kevin Tompkins, UM School of Journalism assistant professor, 406-243-4088,