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West plains june 15 regional food hub meeting

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Steps for establishing a regional food hub

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West plains june 15 regional food hub meeting

  1. 1. •  Welcome – Patrice Jennings •  Introductions – Everyone •  Meeting Purpose – Greg Batson •  Food Hub Definition •  Feasibility Studies •  Feasibility Studies’ Findings/Recommendations •  Decision •  Next Steps (Responsibilities) •  Adjourn Agenda
  2. 2. •  Food Hub Definition –  Aggregate → –  Distribute → –  Market/Branding → –  Proceeds
  3. 3. Producer Services Opera0onal Services Community Services * Ac%vely linking producers to markets * Aggrega%on * "Buy local" campaigns * On-farm pick up * Distribu%on * Distribu%ng to "food deserts" * Produc%on and post-harvest handling training * Brokering * Food bank dona%ons * Business management services and guidance * Branding and market development * Health screenings, cooking demonstra%ons * Value-added product development * Packaging and repacking * SNAP redemp%ons * Food safety and GAP training * Light processing (trimming, cuIng, freezing) * Educa%onal programs * Liability insurance * Product storage * Youth and community employment opportuni%es
  4. 4. •  Feasibility Studies –  Value-Added Producer Grant Study (Trillium Trust) –  Feasibility Study of Food Hub in Southcentral Missouri (Missouri State University) –  USDA – RD Sustainability of a Food Hub in Gainesville, Missouri (University of Missouri Truman Capstone Project All three feasibility studies found sufficient reasons to pursue a regional food hub.
  5. 5. Yes – Go to next slide! No – Adjourn. Thank you for aTending! Have a good day!
  6. 6. •  Next Steps –  Identify Economic Need ü –  Hold an Exploratory Meeting ü –  Conduct Feasibility Study ü –  Establish a Steering Committee –  Conduct a Member, Product and Initial Market Analysis (60 – 90 days) –  Determine Organizational Structure (90 – 120 days) –  Prepare Business Plan (120 – 180 days) –  Draft and Complete Legal Papers (180 – 240 days) –  Hold First Meeting of Cooperative (240 – 300 days) –  Elect Board of Directors (240 – 300 days) –  Hold Membership Drive (300 – 360 days) –  Acquire Capital/Funding (120 – 360 days) –  Hire a Manager (When appropriate and financially feasible.) –  Acquire Equipment and Facilities (When appropriate and financially feasible.) –  Begin Operations (When appropriate and financially feasible.)
  7. 7. Thank You!

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