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

Chestnut Growers, Inc.

Chestnut Growers, Inc. is a wholly producer owned and controlled agricultural processing and marketing coop. with 37 members who joined the cooperative to access markets for unique and value added processed chestnut products. Its product lines include peeled and frozen chestnuts, dehydrated sliced chestnuts, chestnut flour, and fresh chestnuts.

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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

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

Feb 7, 2019 - Although the Food Safety Modernization Act has added new testing methods to the approval list, finding the right lab still… Read more»

Considering a new winery or hard cider business? Attend the Winery Development Conference

Dec 13, 2018 - Prospective winery licensees will obtain basic information about starting a winery or hard cider business in Michigan by participating in… Read more»

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»

Events

Oct7

National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit

Call for Presentations and Posters just Released, contact Courtney Long at 515-460-3227 or court7@iastate.edu Read more»