Category Archives: Value Added

Two Positions Available at NABC: Mobile Poultry Processing Unit

Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) is currently seeking a Processing Technician and a Processing Supervisor for its Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPPU). To learn more about the MPPU program, please visit our website. The Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) supports agriculture … Continue reading

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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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A Conversation with Skip Rock Distillers

With Washington’s unique laws, craft distillers are popping up all over the state. NABC is collaborating with Skip Rock Distillers in an effort to assist those interested in starting a craft distillery. Beginning nearly four years ago at their location … Continue reading

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NABC’s TVA Workshops Announced for 2014

  NABC’s 2014 Transitioning to Value-Added Products course schedule is now uploaded to our website.  NABC offers comprehensive agri-business workshops throughout the year to provide agriculture producers with the tools and knowledge to develop and launch value-added products into the … Continue reading

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NABC Welcomes Larry Pitts to Lead New Agricultural Processing Initiative

In November NABC announced new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide technical support for existing agricultural processors and to incubate new processors of agricultural products in Northwest Washington. Known as the Northwest Washington Agricultural Processing Initiative, the … Continue reading

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2013 Workshop Series Announced: Transitioning to Value-Added Products

Starting in January 2013, NABC is reprising our very popular TVA (Transition to Value-Added) Product workshop series. Supported by a USDA Value Added Producers Grant, this workshop series offers comprehensive, business oriented classes for farmers, ranchers, and nursery/greenhouse operators to … Continue reading

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College Campuses Use Food Day to Demand More Local Products in the NW

Last Wednesday, 283 campus events were held nationally to celebrate the second annual National Food Day, and 21 of those were in the NW — not bad for a region which just kicked off its Real Food Movement a year … Continue reading

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NABC Announces Winemaking Course

Winemaking – Harvest to Tasting Presented by the Northwest Agriculture Business Center Date October 2012 through April 2013 (6 sessions) Course Description NABC will offer a course on the winemaking process. Sessions start in October 2012 and run through April … Continue reading

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NABC Visits Tieton Cider Works and Alpenfire Cider

Muscadet De Dieppe varity apples at Alpenfire Craft cider making is on the rise in the Northwest. To learn more about successful production and marketing of these trendy products, NABC’s Karen Mauden hit the road this past month to visit … Continue reading

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WA Cider Culture – Classes and Glasses Fill! | Skagit County

NABC has been abuzz with developments in our WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant-funded work to develop a hard cider culture in WA. In the past quarter, we’ve delivered six courses in cider production, including two completely new courses in business … Continue reading

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