New farmers, new markets for west central Missouri

New farmers, new markets for west central Missouri

Insights from more experienced entrepreneurs — people who have been through it! — can be some of the best help for beginning businesses. A new project to help area farmers get into larger-scale wholesale markets for fruits and vegetables provides that...
Entrepreneurship is focus of 5th Monday luncheon

Entrepreneurship is focus of 5th Monday luncheon

April 29 event will launch regional business acceleration network. The next “5th Monday” community economic development networking luncheon takes place April 29 in historic downtown Clinton. Hosts West Central Missouri Community Action Agency and its community...
Local economy project will help Google find rural

Local economy project will help Google find rural

St. Clair and Cedar counties take action with LocalAnyDay mobile marketing platform If you want to buy local, you first have to find local. But finding local is especially difficult in the smartphone era. Most rural businesses do not have the marketing power to show...
Farm to Fork Summit stirs appetite for local food

Farm to Fork Summit stirs appetite for local food

These are the wise words spoken Tuesday, January 15 by one Osceola High School student at west central Missouri’s first Farm to Fork Summit. The Future Farmers of America (FFA) member was one of 102 farmers, consumers, health professionals, educators, civic leaders, and more who attended the event, filling the gym at Osceola’s Assembly of God Church.

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