Press Releases

December 3, 2013

Producers with a value-added agricultural business can apply for value-added producer grants, available now from USDA Rural Development. Resources at the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) can help.

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April 18, 2013

A new publication, the Game-Bird Preserve Business Development Guide, is available for Iowa landowners interested in establishing a profitable hunting preserve.

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April 9, 2013

Registration is open for the 2013 National Value-added Agriculture Conference in Rogers, Arkansas. Agriculture service providers are encouraged to attend sessions on rural entrepreneurship, adding value to agricultural products, agritourism and rural economic development.

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October 12, 2012

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) offers a free, new curriculum to educate youth on opportunities for rural development through value-added agriculture.

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August 16, 2012

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) provides producer groups with information for use in applying for the USDA Rural Business and Cooperative Service (RBCS) value-added producer grants, announced in the Federal Register August 15, 2012.

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May 4, 2012

AgMRC hires MSU professor to provide insight into the blueberry sector.

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July 29, 2011

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) is assisting producer groups in gathering information for use in applying for the USDA Rural Business and Cooperative Service (RBCS) value-added producer grants, announced in the Federal Register June 28, 2011.

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March 7, 2011

MarketMaker on the web offers a free new tool to connect family shoppers with farmers – and with everyone in between – including restaurants and grocery stores. That’s good for consumers who wonder where to find fresh local products and good for small farms with no marketing budget.

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December 1, 2010

Buying local often times means buying locally grown food, but in December, it can also mean buying a Christmas tree from a local grower. Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii.

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October 13, 2010

As fall turkey, deer, pheasant and duck hunting seasons open, the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) at Iowa State University reminds value-added agriculture producers that leased hunting may be a way to gain additional income off the land.

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