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Value-Added Grant Jumpstarts a Minnesota Creamery
Audio provided as a service to farm broadcasters by the Agriculture Marketing Resource Center, Ames, Iowa
Audio with Alise Sjostrum, Owner, Redhead Creamery, Brooten, Minnesota
Alise Sjostrum was born and raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota. While she loved the industry, Alise knew she didn’t want to milk cows for the rest of her life. Alise began looking into adding a creamery to the family farm after learning a lot about the cheese industry. After returning to her hometown, Redhead Creamery began to take shape in 2013…tape
Cut #1 :38 OC…”our shop”
It took a long time and a lot of effort to get the value-added business going, but Sjostrom says the business means a lot of everyone in the family…tape
Cut #2 :18 OC…”it work”
Given the low dairy prices troubling the industry, the Sjostroms are grateful to have another business to fall back on.
Cut #3 :24 OC…”for it”
Sjostrom has some advice for other producers who are thinking about how to add value to their businesses.
Cut #4 :31 OC…”they did”
Alise Sjostrom, owner of the Redhead Creamery in Minnesota. For more information on value-added producer grants, go to www.rd.usda.gov. For more information on value-added agriculture, check out agmrc.org.