National Good Food Network banner image:
                photos of cows, organic produce, apples, semi truck,
                grocery bag
National Good Food Network

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sections
You are here: Home
Personal tools

Did you not find what you were looking for? Try the Advanced Search to refine your search.

Search results 88 items matching your search terms

Subscribe to an always-updated feed of these search terms

Page The Economics of Regional Meat
A whirlwind of information - roadblocks and solutions to create regional meat.
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 Beef Marketing Alternatives
This publication explores marketing alternatives for small-scale cattle ranchers who would like to add value to the beef they produce.
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 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 The Whole(sale) Deal
Eugene, Oregon-based Organically Grown Company is the largest wholesaler of organic produce in the Pacific Northwest. For more than two decades, they've ...
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 Making Value Chains Work: Best Practices for Success - Workshop Proceedings
This document provides a synthesis of the proceedings of the April 2008 Making Value Chains Work: Best Practices for Success Workshop.
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 The Economic Impacts of Increased Fruit and Vegetable Production and Consumption
This report proposes several possible scenarios involving fruit and vegetable production and sales in Iowa, and measures the potential net economic impacts ...
PDF Knowledge A New Kind of Middleman
A new kind of middleman is helping small farmers get their produce into larger stores—without sacrificing quality or income.
PDF Knowledge Developing your pricing plan
A four-part series (here combined into one document) describing how to develop a pricing plan. A pricing plan can help you determine accurate production costs ...
PDF Knowledge Institutional buying models and local food markets: The Iowa experience
This paper provides a brief overview of several models of institutional food buying projects in Iowa and critical factors that make these systems work - both ...
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 ...
PDF Knowledge Evaluating Economic Impacts of Local Food Purchasing in NE Iowa
The UNI Local Food Project has worked with many institutional food buyers in NE Iowa to increase local food purchasing since 1997. This is the documentation of ...
PDF Knowledge Innovative Model: Small Grower and Retailer Collaborations
How a network of small farms united under a common brand to supply a chain of grocery stores with a competitive range of local products. This is the case study ...
PDF Knowledge Market Makers
Four years ago, a group of farmers in northern Minnesota were having trouble accessing markets for their organic grain crops. So they bought a processing and ...
PDF Knowledge Characterizing Optimal Business Conditions for Commerce Between Farmers and SYSCO - Phase 2
A study of the business dynamics between SYSCO, a national distributor of products to the food service industry, and three Iowa-based, small-to-midsize food ...
PDF Knowledge Evaluating a Rural Enterprise: Marketing and Business Guide
Evaluating an enterprise boils down to asking a series of good questions. Among these questions are: Do I have the resources to do this? Do I really want to ...
Page Before You Leap: Hidden Implications of Food Hub Business Growth
Three "roads not yet taken" a hub with may encounter. Each road has the possibility of great success, but has potholes to avoid.
PDF Knowledge How Do They Differ: Co-ops, C-Corps, LLCs, Non Profits, L3Cs, CMGs
A summary of the similarities and differences in the different legal structures available to businesses. A slide presentation created by Stephanie M. Smith, ...
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Linking producers to new markets
Regional Food Hubs: Definition & Core Components; Two Food Hub Examples (Urban and Rural); Current Research and Lessons Learned; Maps of Existing and Potential ...
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.
Page Financing Food Hubs
The National Food Hub Collaboration assembled a panel of funding experts to illustrate the many conventional and unconventional ways food hubs can secure ...
PDF Knowledge Food Hub Benchmarking Study 2014
Financial and operational data that describes the state of the food hub sector.
PDF Knowledge A Manager’s Guide to Food Hub Finances - Worksheet
A companion tool to be used with the Manager's Guide to Food Hub Finances manual.