Expanding local markets through linking institutional food buyers to local farmers and processors in Northeast Iowa

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2000: $43,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $34,000.00
Region: North Central
State: Iowa
Project Coordinator:
Kamyar Enshayan
University of Northern Iowa

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn
  • Fruits: apples, berries (other), grapes, melons, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, brussel sprouts
  • Additional Plants: herbs
  • Animals: bovine, poultry


  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer
  • Farm Business Management: marketing management, agricultural finance, whole farm planning
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, urban/rural integration, community services, employment opportunities, social capital, social networks
    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.