Connecting Producers, Markets, and Food Lovers

How can I use MarketMaker?

Producers:

Reach new markets

Buyers:

Connect with local or specialty suppliers

Consumers:

Find goods and services in your area
Find out why MarketMaker is a must-have resource
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AGMRC for Value Added Agriculture

The Ag Marketing Resource Center at Iowa State is a rich library of information to help you understand and analyze the food industry in terms of value-added markets and industries.

The food industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and impacts all of United States' agriculture. For more information on specific topics within the food industry, click here.

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Business Spotlight

Coastal Safaris Guide Service

Coastal Safaris Guide Service has fished Port O'Connor waters for thirty-five years. Our fleet consists of two 30' Mako gulf boats, two 25' bay boats and one flounder boat

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Partner States

MarketMaker is Seeking Partners

MarketMaker has enjoyed an extensive network of partners and collaborators over the years that includes universities, governmental agencies and agricultural organizations. Grass roots engagement has been key to our successes. If you would like to bring Food MarketMaker and its suite of tools and services to your group, locality or state please consider becoming a partner. We are a scalable platform that can serve the local community or a national network of stakeholders.

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MarketMaker was the most successful tool that gave me access to wholesale markets. A Farm-to-Fork grocery store in the next state was able to find my okra operation from a post (Buy-Sell Forum) in minutes.

—Thomas Leonard, Modern Harvest Farms, Woodruff, SC

News

Louisiana State University among 2019 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award winners

Nov 6, 2019 - Louisiana State University among 2019 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award winners Read more»

2018 Farm Credit-Sponsored MarketMaker Innovation Awards Announced

Sep 20, 2018 - Louisiana, Illinois, and Iowa win 2018 Farm Credit Sponsored MarketMaker Innovation Awards Read more»

USDA Value-Added Producer Grants Announced for 2018

Sep 1, 2017 - Approximately $18 million available in grants for value-added ag enterprises started by farmers, ranchers, foresters, or fishermen. Read more»