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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Alton Farmers' and Aritsans' Market

You will find an abundance of delicious fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, plants & flowers, handmade soaps, jewelry, artwork, pottery, art demonstrations, & more. Family art activities will be provided by the Jacoby Arts Center & the Community Cultivators! Have breakfast at the market coffee & breakfast items are available. Vendors Wanted anything homegrown or at least 50% handmade is welcome!

Alton Farmers' and Artisan's Market
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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

2018 Farm Credit-Sponsored MarketMaker Innovation Awards Announced

Sep 20, 2018 - Louisiana, Illinois, and Iowa win 2018 Farm Credit Sponsored MarketMaker Innovation Awards Read more»

USDA Value-Added Producer Grants Announced for 2018

Sep 1, 2017 - Approximately $18 million available in grants for value-added ag enterprises started by farmers, ranchers, foresters, or fishermen. Read more»

2016 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards

Nov 15, 2016 - Louisiana, Michigan, and Iowa Honored with 2016 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards Read more»

Events

Nov5

Local-Regional Food Conference

Live local and support your local food system. Are you a local farmer, processor, distributer,… Read more»