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

Dokk's Firehouse Dogs, LLC

Two flavors of zucchini relish, or Z-relish, and mustard developed by former fireman and hot dog cart owner.

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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


Fire blight surveyyour feedback is needed

Dec 3, 2018 - Take a short survey about fire blight on your farm to help researchers address and improve fire blight disease management. Read more»

New Beginning Farmers series offered online by MSU Extension

Dec 3, 2018 - This convenient and affordable online program is designed to provide an overview of potential farm enterprises and business skills for… Read more»

Pesticide applicator recertification credits available online before the end of the year

Nov 5, 2018 - Growers needing a few more credits in 2018 have until Dec. 31 to complete the online Desire to Learn IPM… Read more»



2019 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show Jan. 15-16, 2019

Pre-registration is now open for the 2019 Orchard and Vineyard Show in Acme, Michigan. Read more»


2019 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show

The 2019 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show agendas for wine and grape sessions and… Read more»