workshop

Specialty Grain Markets and Value-Added Products

How can farmers and processors best deliver high-quality grains and other value-added products to consumers while optimizing profitability? This workshop will focus on innovative approaches to marketing and distribution of locally/regionally produced food, including food hubs, bread and grain shares, web-based sales, mobile processing facilities, farmer-organized distribution services, value chains, and informal cooperatives. Strategies for promoting specialty grains and other value-added products, as well as storage and packaging tips to protect and enhance product quality, will also be covered.