Current MarketMaker News

Three online greenhouse courses from MSU Extension available to growers
Posted: 2017-05-11
Register by May 31, 2017, for Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting, Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers,…

The difference between audits and inspections
Posted: 2017-05-11
As fresh produce growers learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act, many are confused by…

Will a living mulch work for your farm?
Posted: 2017-03-08
Will a living mulch work for your farm?

Making Press Releases Reflect your Company's Truth
Posted: 2017-03-08
Every business will need to issue a press release at some time. Speaking with one,…

Producing berries in protective structures
Posted: 2017-01-20
TunnelBerries research project offers advice on selecting high and low tunnels for berry production.

Improved chestnut cultivars are a sound investment
Posted: 2017-01-20
Utilizing improved grafted chestnut cultivars is critical to economic sustainability for Michigan chestnut growers.

Are you ready for changes in the Worker Protection Standards?
Posted: 2017-01-20
Beginning Jan. 2, 2017, the Federal Worker Protection Standards (WPS) revisions took effect.

2016 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards
Posted: 2016-11-15
Louisiana, Michigan, and Iowa Honored with 2016 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards

Center for Environmental Farming Systems' Small Farm Unit Manager
Posted: 2016-01-22
Applications now being accepted for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems' Small Farm Unit Manager.…

Collaboration between AgMRC and MarketMaker Paves Way for New Food Mapping Tool and Educational Resources
Posted: 2015-11-24
Finding food-related businesses and related educational information on a single website will soon get a…

Farmers markets are great places to launch food businesses
Posted: 2015-08-19
Many Michigan niche food producers have successfully started and grown their businesses at local farmers…

Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables (UFV Pilot) Webinar
Posted: 2015-07-29
The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking more vendors of fruits and vegetables for…

Arkansas, Vermont, and Virginia Honored with 2015 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards
Posted: 2015-06-17
The Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards were announced at the seventeenth annual National Value Added…

Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge
Posted: 2015-06-03
The American Farm Bureau Federation is now accepting applications for the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. Entrepreneurs…

Value-Added Producer Grant Funding Announced
Posted: 2015-05-11
The VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or…

Aquaculture Publications a Resource for Farmers Raising and Caring for Fish
Posted: 2015-03-14
Catch recirculating fish publications being released ARTICLE | WED, 03/04/2015 - 15:53 | BY ALLEN…

Creating an online Profile easy as 1, 2, 3, 4 on the New MarketMaker: Part 2
Posted: 2014-12-22
Food-related business operators can easily set up online profiles on the new and improved MarketMaker…

Do you run a food-related business? Check out the new MarketMaker web tool: Part 1
Posted: 2014-12-22
MarketMaker has a new look and has been updated with new search features to link…

Attend Meet the Buyers at Great Lakes Expo
Posted: 2014-12-05
Connecting with new buyers and markets for fruit and vegetable growers is made easier through…

Selling your food product nationally
Posted: 2014-06-04
If you are in the food product business and would like to increase sales and,…

2014 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards
Posted: 2014-05-19
The 2014 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards were announced at the sixteenth annual National Value…

Feasibility studies for farmers markets
Posted: 2014-03-10
Feasibility studies for farmers markets determine viability and guide decisions for start-ups and expansions.

Riverside Research and University of Illinois Ink Global Licensing Agreement for MarketMaker
Posted: 2013-11-25
Riverside Research signed a global licensing agreement with University of Illinois for exclusive rights to…

Sell your Wine Grapes across the Midwest with MarketMaker
Posted: 2013-09-19
The on-line tool MarketMaker can aid in selling wine grapes in the expanding national winery…

2013 Farm Credit National Food MarketMaker Award Winners Announced
Posted: 2013-06-05
Michigan MarketMaker takes top honors

MarketMaker Connects the Hungry in Michigan to Much Needed Produce
Posted: 2011-10-05
Michigan food banks use MarketMaker to identify regional farms to provide produce.

MarketMaker Innovation Awards go to South Carolina and Ohio
Posted: 2011-07-29
The first recipients of the National Food MarketMaker Innovation Awards are Ohio and South Carolina.…

Marketing Tool Helps State Farmers, Businesses
Posted: 2010-11-04
Mississippi's specialty businesses are finding a quick and easy virtual connection to consumers through a…

MarketMaker Receives USDA Award
Posted: 2010-11-04
University of Illinois Extension's National Food MarketMaker Project was one of four groups honored with…

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