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Union County Feasibility Study of Value-Added Dairy Products - Phase II

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

Client Name: Union County Industrial Development Corporation, Union County Chamber of Commerce

Client Type: Local Government

Year: 2000

Location: Pennsylvania

In the second phase of our work with the Agriculture Committee of the Union County Chamber of Commerce, Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. conducted a survey of independently owned food stores for a six-county region in Central Pennsylvania to determine proprietors’ interests in working with local farmers to market value-added dairy products. Results were used by a newly formed cooperative of local dairy farmers to develop a marketing strategy.