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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

Bigfoot Enterprises, LLC DBA Fessler's Sauces

Bigfoot Enterprises, LLC is the Manufacturer of Fessler's Original Sauce, Fessler's BBQ Sauce, and Fessler's Spice Mixes. Michigan residents, but it has been enjoyed for over 80 years. Products are available at retail locations, and on-line at

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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


Growing lavender in Michigan: Advice for a purple garden

Jun 13, 2019 - Lavender thrives in alkaline, rocky soils where many other agricultural crops do not grow. Learn the basics of lavender production. Read more»

Hourly and daily weather data

Jun 13, 2019 - MSU hosts Enviro-weather, an Internet resource with weather data for pest management and other crop production practices. Read more»

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»



National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit

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