Elderberry: Transitioning from Hobby to Commercial

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2018: $29,984.00
Projected End Date: 04/30/2020
Grant Recipient: Savanna Institute
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Kevin Wolz, PhD
Savanna Institute
Chris builds on Terry Durham's "Growing Elderberry for Health and Profit" Savanna Institute Nutshell presentation taking it forward into that amazing plant's potential commercial future, Midwest Elderberry Cooperative's role in that future and how that can benefit elderberry growers, including those for whom elderberry is not a primary crop. As founding director and President of the Midwest Elderberry Cooperative and CEO of River Hills Harvest Marketers, LLC, Chris brings extensive knowledge about marketing shelf stable finished products for the River Hills Harvest brand throughout the Midwest and expanding nationally.
Christopher Patton, Midwest Elderberry Cooperative
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.