Ag Marketing Resource Center Designed to Enhance Profitability

Audio with Craig Chase, Director, Ag Marketing Research Center

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Suggested Lead:  The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, located at Iowa State University, was started for two very important reasons. Ag MRC Director Craig Chase says, first and foremost, it was put together to help farmers become more profitable. The other goal is to enhance and increase rural economic development. Their website contains a lot of resources for producers who are interested in value-added agriculture…tape

Cut 1                   :29                       OC…”conventional operation”

The Ag Marketing Resource Center is closely aligned with the Value-Added Producer Grant Program and Chase talks about what the program is designed for…tape

Cut 2                   :30                       OC…”operation exists”

Producers who are considering applying for a grant will find all kinds of resources to help them out…tape

Cut 3                   :30                       OC…”as well”

Producers with questions can also call the resources center directly or contact their state and federal rural development offices. Chase says the Ag MRC has a lot of other projects in the works…tape

Cut 4                   :35                       OC…”seeing recently”

More information is available on the website at