The project takes the first steps to determine if a home-meal replacement enterprise would be a successful venture for small-scale producers in southwest Iowa.
Would your ag business/farm operation benefit from the creation of a business whose end-product would source locally grown/produced/processed, in-season ag products, and would you and others you know be willing to participate?
The project proposed that a business be structured and developed that would supply customers with home meal replacements that were delivered or made available at pick-up locations using menus that were created from locally grown/processed/produced products.
Year of Grant Completion
Ladd, Alan and Adams, Lynn, "Southwest Iowa Entrepreneurial Center: An achievable product-to-market business model for niche ag producers" (2006). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 270.