Scaling Up Locally Grown Seeds and Beans in Appalachian Ohio

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $18,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:
In 2008, Brandon Jaeger received a SARE grant to grow and market staple seed crops in Appalachian Ohio. Demand grew, and together with Michelle Ajamian, Jaeger started a business, Shagbark Seed and Mill, a staple food processing facility. Shagbark sold $10,000 worth of product its first year. By 2013, they reached $321,000 in sales.
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Consumers
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.