Don Hofstrand, Extension Value-Added Agriculture Specialist, co-director AgMRC, Northeast Area
Providing relevant and timely information to farmers and agribusinesses involved in value-added agriculture is important for informed decision-making. The internet provides a platform for timely and widely distributed information for decision-making.
The AgMRC is a virtual center for subject matter development and delivery to agricultural decision makers involved in value-added agricultural businesses. We have continued to expand the amount of agricultural value-added business subject matter on AgMRC Web site. During the past year a substantial amount of subject matter information has been added specifically to the Business Development section of the AgMRC site. This includes 18 new subject matter sections and another 23 have been revised, 47 new subject matter files have been added and 48 revised and 15 new decision tools (spreadsheets) have been added. Also a web cast section has been added.
The 2006/07 year has been another banner year for the AgMRC Web site. During the past 12 months, the usage of AgMRC has increased substantially. Below are the usage figures for July of 2007 and a comparison with July of 2006.
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September 27, 2007
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