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3 Surprising Truths About Effective Marketing

Marketing is essential for any business to grow. But most food and farm entrepreneurs already know that. They realize that no matter how high-quality,...

Why Food Brands Should Explore Sustainable Packaging Now

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Many food and farm businesses have been prioritizing sustainable CPG packaging for years, choosing recyclable, compostable, or reusable solutions whenever possible. They feel strongly...

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7 Success Strategies for Value-Added Ag

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For farmers looking to diversify their income and boost total revenue, value-adding can be a great way to go. At its core, value-added agriculture...

Which Ecosystem Services Fit Your Farm?

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Most farmers have heard they can be compensated for capturing carbon, preventing nutrient runoff or implementing a solar array on their land. But navigating plausible options can be complex. Here’s where to start.

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How to Make More Money Farming

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Raising livestock or poultry is hard work. Making money at it might be even harder. Along with spending long, grueling hours planting pastures, fixing...
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You Can Raise Money for Your Farm

You Can Raise Money for Your Farm Presented by Andy Larson, Farm Outreach Specialist, Food Finance Institute Focus on bootstrapping, loans, and grants.

Financing Food and Ag Beyond the Pandemic

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Although COVID-19 has affected every industry, food and agriculture have been hit disproportionately hard. Prior to the pandemic, more than 50% of food was...

3 Lessons from a Leading Food Hub

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We’ve been talking a lot about food hubs lately. These vital organizations—sometimes structured as nonprofits, sometimes as for-profits and sometimes as a blend—build up...

Your One-Page Path to Success

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Can your food or farm business succeed? It sure can. But it could also be a total flop. And it’s not the products you’re...

Are Insects the Next Moneymaker in Food?

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As a global community, we have two monumental, interrelated problems pressing down on us: One, how can we arrest manmade climate change before it’s...

8 Ways to Ace Farm-to-Consumer Sales

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The COVID-19 pandemic both accelerated demand for locally grown food and pushed people to e-commerce in droves. These dual forces have created a huge...

From the Archives: Peter Robertson of RP’s Pasta on Managing Growth and Changing with...

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We revisit a podcast from our archives, episode #43 with Peter Robertson, founder of RP’s Pasta and co-founder of Tribe 9 Foods. Peter touches on managing growth and changing with the consumer.

How to Make Food Hubs Financially Viable

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The food industry consists of many rungs, meaning there are a wealth of business opportunities. Some are obvious, such as growing food crops, manufacturing...

6 Reasons Why Foodservice and Farms Should Launch Food Brands

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Entrepreneurs who run foodservice businesses and even farms have many built-in advantages when launching food (CPG) brands. Here's why restauranteurs, proprietors and producers should seriously consider it.

Could Local Meat Processors Be the Next Craft Breweries?

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America’s meat industry is a lot like how beer was in the 1980s, with a handful of giant corporations controlling the lion’s share of...

Why Aren’t There More Meat Processors?

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The lack of meat processing facilities in the U.S. has been a big problem for decades. Continued consolidation has led to larger but far...

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Huddle Notes from May 3rd, 2021

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The huddle this month focused on what’s going on in agriculture and a look at alternative packaging options and recycling initiatives. Listen to the...

Building an Artisan Meat Brand

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Launching a processed meat business isn’t quick, easy or cheap. It can take many months, even years, to generate funding, develop a great product...
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Get to Know USDA Local Food Grants

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This webinar reviews resources available from the USDA, digs into the details of LFPP and FMPP grants, and integrates a live audience Q&A to learn more about what is eligible for award. Listen to learn more about how to submit for these grants funds that support local foods!

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Are You ‘Just Another Food Brand’?

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When launching or scaling a food business, most entrepreneurs think about branding—among the million other things bouncing around in their heads. Between product development,...