Category Archives: Cooperative Development

Cider Industry Continues to Shine

The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) star continues to rise.  Under the management of the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC), the association grew from 19 to 35 cidermaker members in just 8 months.  Also, new categories for membership were adopted creating … Continue reading

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NABC Funded for Cooperative Development

NABC has been awarded $200,000 in grant funding to support the development of agricultural cooperatives throughout northwest Washington. This fourth round of funding for NABC comes through the USDA Rural Development Department and its Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) Program. … Continue reading

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Whatcom Community Foundation Funds North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative

The Whatcom Community Foundation has committed to provide a “matching fund” loan of up to $65,000 to support the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative (NCMPC). The funding comes at an integral time for the cooperative, which is currently seeking to raise … Continue reading

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Evergreen CSA Celebrates Close of Successful First Season

The first year of the pilot Evergreen Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program recently concluded in Snohomish County.  Through this NABC program, farm-fresh and locally-grown fruits and vegetables were delivered weekly to multi-subscriber drop sites within Everett city limits. Fresh produce … Continue reading

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NABC Funded for Cooperative Development

NABC has been awarded a third round of $175,000 in grant funding to support the development of agricultural cooperatives throughout the northern Puget Sound region. The funding comes through the USDA Rural Development Department and its Rural Cooperative Development Grant … Continue reading

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NORTHWEST AGRICULTURE BUSINESS CENTER FUNDED FOR COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:           David Bauermeister Phone:             (360) 336-3727 E-mail:             David@agbizcenter.org NORTHWEST AGRICULTURE BUSINESS CENTER FUNDED FOR COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT [October 23, 2012] The Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) has been awarded a third round of $175,000 in grant funding to … Continue reading

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Meat Producers Cooperative Getting Ready To Launch

The North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative presented information about its business plan to more than 80 Island, Skagit, and Whatcom County meat producers, businesses, community members, and the media on Thursday, June 7 at the St. Luke’s Educational Center at … Continue reading

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Seattle Wholesale Growers Market Celebrates 1st Anniversary!

Contributed by NABC Project Manager, Jeff Voltz The Seattle Wholesale Growers Market celebrated its first anniversary on Wednesday, May 2 at its old fashioned brick historic warehouse building in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. The producer-owned cooperative of 19 members from Washington, … Continue reading

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PSFN Partners with Local Orbit — a Revolutionary Online Sales Tool for Producers

A few months ago the USDA announced the 2012 Value Added Producer Grant awards. Several farm businesses and organizations in Washington received funding including the Northwest Agriculture Business Center who received $300,000 for Regional Food System Development. With some of … Continue reading

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NABC Awarded Value-Added Producer Grant Funding from USDA

Continued from our Spring 2012 newsletter… A few months ago the USDA announced the 2012 Value Added Producer Grant awards. Several farm businesses and organizations in Washington received funding including the Northwest Agriculture Business Center who received $300,000 for Regional Food System Development. So … Continue reading

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