Agri Marketing Resources




Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Services

This website provides information on sustainable agriculture and organic farming news, events and funding opportunities. With more information regarding production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, organic certification, and highlights of local, regional, USDA and other federal sustainable agriculture activities.

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

The U.S. Department of Agriculture-TMs Agricultural Marketing Service administers programs that facilitate the efficient, fair marketing of U.S. agricultural products, including food, fiber, and specialty crops.

USDA Agricultural Marketing News

USDA website also offers news site used to collect and interpret information that will aid producers, consumers, and distributors in the sale and purchase of livestock, meat, grain, and related products, both nationally and internationally.


Assistance Programs

Nebraska Cooperative Development Center

Dedicated to assisting people prosper in rural areas by helping them to work together through cooperative business development-NCDC is the Nebraska center for cooperative based business development.

UNL Food Processing Center

From understanding the basics of starting a food business to individualized step-by-step assistance to the marketplace, the Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program is the place to begin. Since 1989, this nationally recognized program has been helping entrepreneurs from throughout the country achieve their dream of starting a food business.

Department of Economic Development

Nebraska -" Explore, Live, Work, Play, Do Business! -The Department of Economic Development offers information in starting a business, expanding or relocating and assistance with business development.

Center for Rural Entrepreneurship 

Enable every rural resident to achieve his or her full entrepreneurial potential- Rural Policy Research Institute coordinates this program to offer assistance and guidance with rural entrepreneurship.

Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society

To promote agriculture & food systems that build healthy land, people, communities & quality of life, for present & future generations.-Working with local producers, businesses, educators and consumers to connect and promote local agriculture.

Additional Funding Sources

Fanning Institute for Leadership

A multidisciplinary outreach unit within Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia, works with communities of all types, within and outside of Georgia.

Knight Foundation

Communities Program aims to improve the quality of life in 26 U.S. communities (including Aberdeen, SD) where the Knight Brothers owned newspapers; program directors look to local advisory committees to provide critical insight and help identify big ideas and transformational opportunities.

Midwest Assistance Program

Midwest Assistance Program helps communities and tribal nations find solutions to their infrastructure and development needs through information, resource management, expertise, and technical assistance, and building local leadership through training and on-site coaching.

South Dakota Community Foundation

The Foundation makes grant awards in the areas of economic development, human services, health, education and cultural programs.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.

Program & Evaluation Tools

University of Wisconsin Program Development and Evaluation

Site contains logic models, PD models, and evaluation reports.

Ohio State Extension Program Logic Models

Site contains logic model worksheets to help plan programs.

Rutgers University Program Evaluation Resources

This page provides information and links to other resources for designing and evaluating educational programs.

James Irvine Foundation

Site contains links to publications, online tools and resources for program evaluation.

Marketing Trend Tools


Latest Marketing Trends - More Data, More Analysis

Grower Talks

Online Magazine focusing on marketing in the agricultural field

Ball Publishing

Our newsletters, online resources, videos, and webinars provide the horticulture industry with the best, most up-to-date information on the latest crops, culture and innovations.

Pew Internet & American Life Project

The Project produces reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.