Wholesome Harvest: The Expansion of Successful Collective Marketing

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2002: $18,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $92,824.00
Region: North Central
State: Iowa
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  • Agronomic: corn, flax, oats, soybeans, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, sheep


  • Animal Production: housing, parasite control, animal protection and health, grazing - continuous, free-range, herbal medicines, homeopathy, manure management, grazing - multispecies, pasture fertility, preventive practices, range improvement, grazing - rotational, watering systems, feed/forage
  • Education and Training: display, farmer to farmer, networking, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, community-supported agriculture, cooperatives, marketing management, agricultural finance, market study, risk management
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, grass waterways, soil stabilization
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management, permaculture
  • Soil Management: composting
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, new business opportunities, partnerships, urban/rural integration, employment opportunities, sustainability measures
    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.