Local and regional food experts in farming, food business development, and value-added products from the University of Missouri Extension system will support Missouri entrepreneurs and communities, as well as partners in the five-state region.
Rural Missouri community development organization New Growth provides food and farm business counseling, beginning farmer support, and business and market linkages. New Growth co-directs the Heartland Regional Food Business Center.
With a focus on building the greater Kansas City food system, KC Healthy Kids will provide food policy support, assistance with resource navigation, and help for entrepreneurs in making business-to-business and market connections.
This Oklahoma State University resource will provide Heartland Regional Food Business Center clients with food safety training and consumer, industry, and market data needed for business planning and strategy.
This community food hub supports local and regional food system development with supply chain and logistics coordination, business assistance to food and farm entrepreneurs, and partnerships with food service buyers.
This statewide sustainable agriculture organization works with farms to diversify and with communities to build opportunities. Staff will work one-on-one with food and farm entrepreneurs to build businesses and connect to resources.
Supporting small rural businesses for 30 years, the Center of Rural Affairs will provide training and development assistance to Nebraska businesses that sell or use locally produced foods, including Latino and Native American-owned businesses.