Episode 109. Scaling Up: An Introduction

In this episode, Rockiell Woods, director of NCAT’s Gulf States Office in Jackson, Mississippi, begins an occasional series on scaling up agriculture operations with Bill Evans, director of horticulture with Up in Farms Food Hub in Jackson.

Rockiell and Bill talk about when scaling up – increasing production or investing in ways to reduce costs – is appropriate. They also set the stage for discussing other issues a small producer considering scaling up would need to address, such as marketing, finance, and labor costs.

For more information on this subject, you can contact Rockiell Woods directly via email at rockw@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Food Hubs

Local Marketing, Processing, and Institutions

Scaling Up Your Vegetable Farm for Regional Markets

Scaling Up for Regional Markets: Midwest Case Studies

Scaling Up tutorial

Intermediated Markets tutorial

A Conversation with Atina Diffley podcast

Bringing Local Foods to Local Institutions

Other Resources:

Up in Farms Food Hub

Up in Farms Food Hub Facebook 

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