Operation and Management of the Nebraska Based Small Farms Cooperative
The Small Farms Cooperative (SFC) started as a marketing group in 1999 with 9 members, this membership stands at 29 today with a waiting list of 150.
Increasing the proportion of each food dollar going to producers who produce in a humane ,sustainable, and environmentally sound manner and to support the existing agricultural infrastructure of smaller rural communities.
Following receipt of the grant, SFC attempted to enter the domestic retail natural meat market. SFC is also exploring the possibility of entering the international market.
The SARE funds have been a vital part in the development of SFC and its markets . Since its formation in 1999, SFC has serviced a number of different markets and has now settled on a market that involves both national and international sales.