Connecting Producers, Markets, and Food Lovers

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AGMRC for Value Added Agriculture

The Ag Marketing Resource Center at Iowa State is a rich library of information to help you understand and analyze the food industry in terms of value-added markets and industries.

The food industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and impacts all of United States' agriculture. For more information on specific topics within the food industry, click here.

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Business Spotlight

Brittanie's Thyme LLC

Brittanie's Thyme is a women-owned manufacturer of USDA certified organic personal care products. The company has four lines: Outdoor Harmony, Facial Freedom, Mindful Beauty, and Full Breath.

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Partner States

MarketMaker is Seeking Partners

MarketMaker has enjoyed an extensive network of partners and collaborators over the years that includes universities, governmental agencies and agricultural organizations. Grass roots engagement has been key to our successes. If you would like to bring Food MarketMaker and its suite of tools and services to your group, locality or state please consider becoming a partner. We are a scalable platform that can serve the local community or a national network of stakeholders.

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MarketMaker was the most successful tool that gave me access to wholesale markets. A Farm-to-Fork grocery store in the next state was able to find my okra operation from a post (Buy-Sell Forum) in minutes.

—Thomas Leonard, Modern Harvest Farms, Woodruff, SC

News

USDA Value-Added Producer Grants Announced for 2018

Sep 1, 2017 - Approximately $18 million available in grants for value-added ag enterprises started by farmers, ranchers, foresters, or fishermen. Read more»

Three online greenhouse courses from MSU Extension available to growers

May 11, 2017 - Register by May 31, 2017, for Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting, Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers, and Floriculture Root Zone Management. Read more»

The difference between audits and inspections

May 11, 2017 - As fresh produce growers learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act, many are confused by the difference between a food… Read more»