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PDF Knowledge Beyond Beauty: The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #3
Report No. 3: Fresh-cut Processing and Foodservice Distribution
PDF Knowledge Healthy Food Systems: A Toolkit for Building Value Chains
This toolkit is designed to help new and emerging healthy food system value chain efforts. While it draws heavily from the experience of Appalachian ...
PDF Knowledge Executive Summary of: From Farm to Fork: A Guide to Building North Carolina's Sustainable Local Food Economy
This is the executive summary and recommendations at a glance. ..... This action guide is the product of a yearlong “Farm to Fork” initiative, involving well ...
PDF Knowledge Beyond Beauty: Summary of Findings
The Beyond Beauty initiative explored the possibilities for expanding market opportunities for cosmetically imperfect fruits and vegetables. This document ...
Page Working with Diverse Communities: the Southwest
A glimpse into some of the most innovative Good Food programs in the Southwest.
PDF Knowledge Farmer's Guide to On-Farm Food Safety Certification
An introduction to food safety, plus tools, resources and first steps.
Page Beyond Beauty: The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce
A deep look at the commercial market for cosmetically imperfect fruit and vegetables.
Page Grass-Based Beef: The Business Case
This webinar makes the business case for grass based beef production. We focus on the techniques that have the potential for enhanced profitability.
Page #CommunityFood - Investing in the Future
Good food is fuel for our bodies…but a growing number of community organizations use food to truly empower the next generation.
PDF Knowledge Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace
This report provides a detailed field report on the performance of 24 community food enterprises (CFEs), half inside the United States and half international. ...
Page Building Regional Food Systems, Part 2: Creating Networks and Measuring Impacts
1) How the Iowa cross-food-system communities of practice work, and why they are so successful. 2) A study that shows great positive economic impact on a ...
Page The Economics of Regional Meat
A whirlwind of information - roadblocks and solutions to create regional meat.
PDF Knowledge Organic Marketing Resources: Marketing an Business Guide
Market resources for organic food and fiber products, including organic prices, sales data, market trends, and other market data, organic trade associations, ...
PDF Knowledge Pork: Marketing Alternatives
This publication suggests that sustainable hog producers consider alternative marketing approaches for their pork. Direct marketing and niche markets are among ...
PDF Knowledge A Pig's Tale: Marketing Stories for New Value Chains
This speech explores whether niche markets promise advantages to producers, if they can be expanded to provide opportunities for more producers, and if they ...
PDF Knowledge Agriculture of the Middle
This presentation outlines the bifurcation of the American food systems, value chains, what can be learned from existing regional value chains, and developing ...
PDF Knowledge Are We About to Lose the Agriculture of the Middle?
This white paper discusses the comparative advantage of mid-sized farms to implement innovative production and marketing systems in order to supply significant ...
PDF Knowledge Northwest Michigan's Farm Factor: Economic Impacts, Challenges, and Opportunities
This report documents the economic impact of agriculture in a six-county region of Michigan’s northwest Lower Peninsula, explores opportunities for improving ...
PDF Knowledge Banding Together to Build an Alternative Meat Market
This article profiles Diana & Gary Endicott and Rainbow Farms. Summary of Operation: - 75 head in cow/calf operation - Tomatoes, grain and hay on 400-acre ...
PDF Knowledge A Survey of Pork Niche Marketers in the Midwest
This study identifies the business and technical assistance needs of producers and producer groups in Iowa and five surrounding states who are working in pork ...
PDF Knowledge Marketing Organic Grains
Organic grain and oilseed markets are growing, and organic grains can be successfully marketed at premium prices. This publication focuses on food grains, ...
PDF Knowledge Specialty Pork Marketing Opportunities
This very brief article identifies market trends for specialty pork products and describes issues to consider when evaluating whether to raise and market ...
PDF Knowledge See the Local Difference: Regional Food Systems Become Essential Ingredient for Michigan's Future
Provides a tour of the emerging good food system in Michigan: How it is taking shape, what it contributes, and how local and state leaders can pitch in to both ...
PDF Knowledge Agricultural Business Planning Templates and Resources
This resource list contains sources of business planning templates and further resources for agricultural enterprises. These include Internet and print ...
PDF Knowledge Marketing Specialty Hogs: A Comparative Analysis of Two Firms from Iowa
We study business organization and coordination of specialty-market hog production using a comparative analysis of two Iowa pork niche-marketing firms. We ...
Page One Page Business and Financial Plans
We introduce the One-Page Business Plan and the One-Page Financial Plan - tools designed to get you started on formalizing your thoughts about your enterprise.
PDF Knowledge Intervale Food Hub Producers Manual
This manual is a resource for both current and potential farmers, processors and vendors working with the Intervale Food Hub summarizing basic operations, as ...
PDF Knowledge Beyond Beauty: The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #1
Report No. 1: Survey Results from Minnesota Produce Growers exploring the possibilities for expanding market opportunities for cosmetically imperfect fruits ...
Page Crop Insurance for Small Farms: A Crash Course
Crop insurance basics and an introduction to Whole Farm Revenue Protection
Page Fish, and Tackling ‘Stimulating Sustainable Production’
Two approaches to making seafood more sustainable.