Connecting Producers, Markets, and Food Lovers

How can I use MarketMaker?

Producers:

Reach new markets

Buyers:

Connect with local or specialty suppliers

Consumers:

Find goods and services in your area
Find out why MarketMaker is a must-have resource
FarmCredit MarketMaker Innovation Awards
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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

YMCA Farmers Market and Veggie Van

We seek to increase access to fresh, local, and homemade food choices in Grand Rapids highest need neighborhoods. We support the growth of small-scale, beginning, and minority farmers and food producers. We bring the bounty of West Michigan’s farmland to the inner city by bridging the gap between our rural and urban communities.

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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

Louisiana State University among 2019 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award winners

Nov 6, 2019 - Louisiana State University among 2019 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award winners Read more»

Trouble controlling weeds? Submit seeds for herbicide resistance screening.

Nov 5, 2019 - Submit seeds to MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics to determine if herbicide resistance is impacting your farm. Read more»

Farm stress emphasis at 2019 Great Lakes EXPO

Nov 5, 2019 - High input costs, low prices and variable weather have increased farm related stress. To aid farmers, the 2019 Great Lakes… Read more»

Events

Dec10

2019 Great Lakes Expo

The EXPO is the premiere show for Fruit and Vegetable Growers, Greenhouse Growers and Farm… Read more»

Dec10

Registration open for the 2019 Greenhouse Growers Expo

The 2019 Greenhouse Growers Expo education schedule features 15 greenhouse sessions, four cut flower sessions… Read more»