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Leveraging Plant Based Foods For Rural Prosperity

Leveraging Plant Based Foods For Rural Prosperity

The Great Falls Development Authority is a public-private partnership with about 80% of funding coming from the private sector. Great Falls is seeking to leverage its reputation as the “Golden Triangle” to grow its larger scale producers (as opposed to smaller scale, cottage food industry producers) for larger domestic markets. While there are difficult challenges in living in rural America, entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial spirit has been key to people providing employment for themselves. One of the key challenges that remain is getting rural people connected to larger markets outside their area and understanding the consumers in that area. In addition, there is a huge need for people not familiar with agriculture or who are not from rural areas to learn about current agriculture production to inform how they could best create businesses and systems that reflect their goals.

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Considering In-House Food Manufacturing? Waste Can Be A Resource That Improves Your Bottom Line

Considering In-House Food Manufacturing? Waste Can Be A Resource That Improves Your Bottom Line

Zero Waste Facility Certification can improve food businesses’ bottom lines while helping them meet existing standards for building design, construction and operations. LEED and Zero Waste Facility Certification also give them a framework to exceed standards where it makes business sense. For example, when Tera Johnson (the Edible-Alpha® podcast host) built a whey protein processing plant for teraswhey®, capturing waste heat from the boiler to preheat the drier made both environmental and business sense because it saved money and because those practices resonated with teraswhey®’s target consumer.

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