Monday, October 29, 2007

Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative

For those of you interested in rural entrepreneurship, John Collins of The Rural Entrepreneuership Initiative writes, "The REI request for a group study performed by MBA students to assist in research and development of a sector of its business plan."

"REI is in the process of developing collaborative agreements and its small farmers outreach program to assist small farmers in marketing its natural and organic products directly to the consumer under REI’s Amazing Grace Farms Coop from harvest to the consumer’s table as well as exposing small farmers to added value opportunities utilizing portable micro processing facilities discussed in REI’s executive summary. REI recognizes a window of opportunity for small farmers to meet the growing demands of organic and natural farm products through the integration of technology in producing to meet market demands of farm fresh products shipped directly to the consumer’s home."

For more information contact John Collins at

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