Enhancing the long-term sustainability and profitability of small, limited resource farmers in the Black Belt South through marketing research - education

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2008: $122,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2011
Region: Southern
State: Alabama
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Tasha Hargrove
Tuskegee University

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: berries (strawberries), melons
  • Vegetables: beans, cabbages, carrots, cucurbits, greens (leafy), onions, peas (culinary), sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips
  • Additional Plants: herbs
  • Miscellaneous: mushrooms


  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, focus group, participatory research, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: cooperatives, marketing management, e-commerce, market study, whole farm planning
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