Value Added Agriculture

Sustaining Local Food Systems

There are many local and national funding sources that have been utilized to develop community-based local food systems. The following list of “Best Practices” and "Case Studies" were developed from a North Central Regional Center for Rural Development Policy project that looked at how seven local food systems programs in the Midwest sought and utilized alternative funding to support their programs and projects.

What does VAAP do?

Value Added Agriculture Program assists producers, businesses and rural communities supporting economic development in rural Iowa, informs Iowans of value-added agricultural opportunities, investigates new markets and enterprises and fosters partnerships within ISUEO and other agricultural organizations.
Contact us for direct technical assistance or in-depth assistance in marketing and feasibility studies.

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