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
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