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Catalyzing Northeast Ohio's Agriculture and Bioscience Economies


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Provides a conceptual overview and strategic framework for business and economic growth in the agriculture and bioscience industry cluster in Northeast Ohio

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Catalyzing Northeast Ohio's Agriculture and Bioscience Economies

  1. 1. Catalyzing Northeast Ohio’s Agricultural and Bioscience Economies February 2009
  2. 2. Northeast Ohio 16-County Region Nearly 40% of NEOs land produces a diverse agricultural portfolio of over 1000 unique products: raw foodstuffs, animal feed, biofuels, and floriculture (Appendix B)Source: USDA-NASS 2002 Census of Agriculture
  3. 3. Over 15,000 farming businesses manage the agricultural productionof NEO, generating over $750,000,000 in gross agriculture receiptsSource: USDA-NASS 2002 Census of Agriculture
  4. 4. Agriculture can provide the region with food security and safety,environmental sustainability, improvements in human health, and increases in quality of life—clear interests of the ANEO partners and a regional advantage enjoyed by a minority of the U.S. Our Wealth… Comes from Our Soils
  5. 5. …and with Good Soils Comes Agricultural Diversity!
  6. 6. Across the U.S., government and business areinvesting in agriculture for…– community attractiveness– regional competitiveness– economic growth– job creation OARDC is a regional asset for such an investment
  7. 7. Economic Growth Projections: 2008-20252x 2x ly esponsib “Opportunity Space” Act R quences for Regional and Local al to Ind ividu nd Conse Economies er o f the munity, a The Pow Self, Com rd1x towa 1x s to Deliver The Power of Busines Price Variety, Quality, and Global: > 100 Miles Regional: 10 – 100 Miles Local: < 10 Miles 2010 2015 2020 2025
  8. 8. Characteristics of a Global Food System Packaging Retail Consumers Producers Hub and Spoke Processing Preparation
  9. 9. Characteristics of a Local Food System • Fresh / Ripe / Ready-to-Eat • Tasty / Looks Appealing • Healthy / Nutritious • Organic / Chemical Free • Short Travel Distances / Packaging Retail Reduced Carbon Footprint • Traceability / Food Safety ConsumersProducers 10 10 • Efficient Conversion Miles Miles • Effective in Local Market 100 Miles • Easy to Find and Buy • Convenient to Use Preparatio • Comparable Value Processing n • Available Information • Local Brand / Place Value • Zero / Low Emissions • ‘Prosumer’ Orientation • Community Currencies
  10. 10. Conquering the “Last Mile” of Local Food Systems • An Air Car You Could See in 2 • Driven: Shai Agassis AudacioAsset • Factory-in-a-BoxUtilization • Cheese on Wheels Packaging Retail • Have Knife, Will Travel: A Slau Consumers ProducersJust-in-Time • Mobile Berry and Vegetable QInventory • Totally Mobile Kitchen Preparatio • Mobile Processing Unit Processing nProductionControl
  11. 11. Efficiency Improvement and Waste Reduction within a Local Agriculture System Value Chain Chain Value Production Processing Preparation Retail Consumption Is There a Play for You? Virtual Buy / Sell Transactions within a Complex Market Joint Project with Multi-Agent Systems / Trading Bots / Avatars U of IL, NCSA, JDTIC, IT, Internet Access / Mobile Phone Connectivity Santa Fe Institute Logistics and Operations Optimization Zero Emissions Systems Inventory / Scheduling / Containerization / Transportation “Factory in a Field”Traceability / Ant Path / Traveling Salesman / Spiral / Corridors – Bus Stops Carbon Footprint Management Decision Support Systems Autonomous Equipment Systems Portfolio Diversification and Expansion Modular Equipment SystemsGIS Data Layers / Scenarios for Urban – Periurban – Rural Applications Gantry Equipment Systems Agricultural Business Growth / Leveraged Human Competence Robotic Sensing Programs “Farm of the Future” Open Communications Active Collaboration Adobe Acrobat Document Accountability of Agriculture Collective Leadership Triple Bottom Line: Natural / Business / Social Ecosystems Community Responsibility Agriculture Is the Integrative Agent for a Local Community / Trust and Verify Social Networking Leveraged Resources
  12. 12. FFEF resources, strategicallyapplied in partnership with themany leaders in NEO have theopportunity to advance thedevelopment, deployment, andsustainability of local / regionalagricultural infrastructure in NEO.To do so both protects andleverages our regional advantage.
  13. 13. Ohio State Univ., Michigan State Land Use, Univ., Pennsylvania Association Racial & Economic Inclusion, for Sustainable Agriculture, John Talented Workforce, Deere, Ohio Dept. of Agriculture… Government Collaboration Regional Networks & Leaders Research Education USDA SCRI Project Pilot Projects Social Network Facilitation $2.2 million including match Local Food Systems Renewable Energy Distributed Manufacturing Local & Regional Economy Global EconomyBusiness Growth & Attraction
  14. 14. CV Countryside Conservancy, Cleveland State, OARDC,Land Use, Rural Agenda ATI, OSUE, Case, Kent State, Western Reserve LandNatural Capital, Conservancy, Lake County SWCD, Community TransitionRacial & Economic Inclusion, Partners, Neighborhood Progress, WINOC, WayneTalented Workforce, Economic Development Council… and many more!Government Collaboration Regional Networks & Leaders • Research on asset mapping NEO’s Resource inventory Natural & • Modeling Business • Education on networking and Ecosystems collaboration Convening Power of • 15,000 Farms Advance Northeast Ohio • $750,000,000 Gross Ag Receipts Local Food Systems • 5,500 Restaurants • 100 Food Processors Renewable Energy $$ Strategic Investing $$ • 4,000,000 Consumers Distributed Manufacturing • 1% of Food Consumed Is from Local Sources Local & Regional Economy Global EconomyBusiness Growth & Attraction 8,000 New Farms to Increase to 10% from Local Sources
  15. 15. Building Local and Regional Economies: Phase 1 People and Tools + Strategy + Activities = Outcomes Financial Institutions • Establish Online Forum Educational Systems • Provide Collaborative Tools Businesses • Encourage Node-Network Non-Profits / NGOs Engage Behavior • Engaged and Government Agencies • Convene Stakeholder enabled network of Meetings leaders DiverseLocal / Regional Stakeholders • Inventory Resources • Detailed inventory • Map Value Chains for and assessment Localized Agriculture and Assess Renewable Energy, and Telecommunications IT / IS Distributed Manufacturing • Strategic Plan and Social Media • Model Scenarios and Operating Plan Optimize Selection Information • Develop Strategic Plan and and • 501 c(3) designed to Operating PlanCommunication • Design a 501(c)(3) Entity to manage the Technologies Sustain assume management in initiative Phase 2 • Populate Portfolio with Projects and Businesses Already Underway
  16. 16. Continues Proposed Phase 1 plan in Phase 2Strategy Activities WI09 SP09 SU09 AU09 WI10 SP10 SU10 AU10 Convene Stakeholder Meetings F2F F2F F2F F2F F2F Virtual F2F F2F Establish Online Forum XEngage Provide Collaborative Tools X Encourage Node-Network Behavior X Inventory Resources XAssess Map Value Chains for Localized Agriculture and Renewable Energy, and Distributed X Manufacturing Model Scenarios and Optimize Selections X Populate Portfolio with Projects and X X Businesses Already UnderwaySustain Develop Strategic Plan X Design role of a 501(c)(3) Entity X
  17. 17. Building Local and Regional Economies: Phase 2 + People and Tools Strategy + Activities = Outcomes Financial Institutions • Execute Strategic Plan Educational Systems • Conduct Operations Plan Businesses • Sense and Respond to Profit Non-Profits / NGOs Implement Changing Conditions Jobs Government Agencies • Envision the Broader Businesses Field of Play Infrastructure DiverseLocal / Regional Stakeholders • Design Curriculum and Deliver Training Return On Prepare • Provide Hands-on Investment Telecommunications Experiences IT / IS • Certify Skill Attainment Social Media • Assure a Steady Flow of Information Project and Business Plans and • Establish and ApplyCommunication Evaluation Criteria Technologies Manage • Administer to and Report on the Condition of the Portfolio • Distribute Returns to Investors
  18. 18. Policies / Statutes / Codes / Standards / Taxation (Food / Land Use / Transactions) Deal Flow: BusinessDevelopment Phase II Expansion Phase I Target Local Agriculture SystemsProject Flow: Area (Food / Feed / Fiber / Fuel / Floriculture) CollectiveDevelopment Networking / Goal-setting / Planning / Skill-building (Programs / Curricula / Initiatives) 2009 2010 2011 2012
  19. 19. Key Takeaways• 15,000 small businesses in local / regional food systems control 40% of the land use within Northeast Ohio and have unique, diverse portfolios with high- value outputs and a strong potential for growth over the foreseeable future – Market opportunity for value-add products / services and enhancing environmental quality and quality-of-life community values – USDA and John Deere are investing in this opportunity space• Local / regional food systems in Northeast Ohio are unrealized assets due to – urbanization, commodification, and generational die-off – absence of robust production and inventory control, and asset utilization systems• ANEO partners are concerned with land use, diversification of the economy, rural/urban inclusion, natural resource preservation, and sustainability• FFEF contribution will… – seed regional collaborative networks of partners – provide mapping/modeling of agricultural and bioscience resources – identify and facilitate opportunities to… • grow existing businesses • spawn new ones especially in rural areas • create jobs that will remain in NE Ohio
  20. 20. Key Deliverables
  21. 21. Presentation ContributorsCasey Hoy Gwin Currie Bosserman