Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Hay Marketing Cooperative Feasibility Study

Tags: Agriculture, Feasibility and Pre-Feasibility Studies, Market Research, Natural Resource Based Economic Development, Surveys

Client Name: Vermont Department of Agriculture, Vermont Agency of Development and Community Affairs

Client Type: State Agency

Year: 1992, 1993

Location: Vermont

With input from an advisory group of farmers, Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. performed market research and a producer survey to determine the feasibility of starting a hay marketing cooperative in central Vermont. Results included the preparation of a cooperative business plan and a public presentation. The study was funded by the Vermont Agency of Development and Community Affairs in cooperation with the Vermont Department of Agriculture.