The investigators studied the feasibility of starting and operating a farmers' market cooperative in southeast Iowa.
Can local farmers use a joint enterprise to share marketing and sales services for local producer?
Examples from other parts of the country showed that business models on comparable levels had been successful and could be explored further.
Year of Grant Completion
Humble, Elisabet and Carter, Mary, "Routing foods into southeast Iowa" (2011). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 389.