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

Commercial specialty crop growers should register with Driftwatch

Apr 13, 2018 - Dicamba-resistant crop acreage is expected to increase, and with it the potential for non-target crop damage. Read more»

Find the right water testing lab for Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule compliance

Apr 13, 2018 - Although the Food Safety Modernization Act allows nine methods for testing agricultural water, finding labs to do these tests can… Read more»

Wine grape research videos now available

Mar 7, 2018 - Find out what MSU scientists are learning thanks to Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council funding. Read more»

Events

Apr9

Weekly fruit IPM meetings in southwest Michigan

Monday updates keep fruit growers current on pest and disease control developments during the growing… Read more»

Jun28

MSU Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Fruit and Vegetable Technologies

Michigan State University (MSU) will host its third annual Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Fruit… Read more»