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CASH-CROPS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4645
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4645
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
The Southern Oregon
1305 Vista Drive Grants Pass, OR 97527
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: CASH-CROPS
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE COLLECTION OF WILD BOTANICALS AND NON-TIBER FOREST PR PRODUCTS HAS LONG PROVIDED GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT FOR MANY LIVING IN THE RURAL SECTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES. AS A RE RESULT OF A COURSE TAUGHT ON THIS SUBJECT, A GROUP OF STUDENTS FORMED A PROFIT-SHARING COOPERATIVE TO HARVEST AND MARKET THESE CROPS. ACTING AS A MODEL FOR RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, 12 FURTHER COOPERATIVES WERE FORMED IN 8 STATES. THEY INTERFACE WITH EACH OTHER THROUGH MARKETING ANDTRUCKING. A CENTRALIZED PROCESSING FACILITY IS PROPOSED WHICH WILL STRENGTHEN MARKETING OPTIONS, PROFIT MARGINS, ANDALLOW A NUMBER OF COTTAGE INDUSTRIES TO EMERGE. IT WILL SERVE AS A MODEL FOR OTHER COMMUNITIES AND HOW THEY MIGHT ACCESS THEIR OWN NATURAL RESOURCES. A NATIONAL NEWSLETTER ALREADY EXISTS FOR EDUCATION AND INFORMATION NEEDS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Richard A. Miller
Small Business Information at Submission:

The Southern Oregon
1305 Vista Drive Grants Pass, OR 97527

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No