Michigan Good Food Fund Value Chain Specialist
Nick joined the team at CRFS in November of 2015. His statewide work focuses on the Michigan Good Food Fund. He holds an MS in Sustainable Agriculture and an MBA from Iowa State University. Prior to joining CRFS, Nick was a value chain specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. There he founded a food hub, worked on small meat plant process improvement, and provided technical assistance to small and midsize farmers. Nick has ten years of experience working on value chain development including sales, distribution/logistic, manufacturing, and general management.
This guide outlines methodology for managing inventory via buffering. It is intended for meat marketers that provide direct delivery to wholesale customers.
Demand for local meat has been growing exponentially for years. Actually building a successful and profitable meat marketing program is easier said than done. Our report outlines a general solution for the problems.
This business-oriented talk focuses on identifying constraints and new ways to think about managing meat plants.