Chester Montana is geographically located in North Central Montana, along what local residents call the "Hi-Line". US Highway 2 and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway run through the town of about 1000 residents. Chester is located on the banks of Cottonwood Creek at the place where ranches in the 1880s paused to rest on the long drive to the railhead at Minot, North Dakota before the Great Northern Railroad was built. From the town's inception Chester has been an agricultural based town and continues to be one today. One of EFB's goals is to create a new sustainable agricultural based industry in this small Montana town.