Pnmwg Fertilizer Pork Niche Market Working Group

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Save the Date :

  • PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS. Our next meeting will be September 19th, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Iowa Pork Producers Association office located at 1636 NW 114th Street, Clive, Iowa.
Our Mission:
  • To foster the success of highly differentiated pork value chains that are profitable to all participants, that incorporate farmer ownership and control, and that contribute to environmental stewardship and rural vitality.

What We Do:

  • The PNMWG provides a forum for groups and individuals interested in niche pork to come together, exchange information, and strategize ways of working together to address the key challenges facing niche pork supply chains. The PNMWG also uses funding from various sources to support projects aimed at addressing these challenges.
  • Oversight of PNMWG activities is provided by a steering committee. Steering committee members include the Leopold Center, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Iowa State University Extension, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Institute for Cooperatives, USDA Rural Development and the Iowa Pork Industry Center.
  • Funding for the PNMWG currently comes from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives, the Value Chain Partnerships for Sustainable Agriculture project, and a grant from the USDA Value Added Development Grant program.

Project Overview:

PNMWG is a partner of the Value Chain Partnerships for a Sustainable Agriculture (VCPSA).

Gary Huber, Pork Niche Market Working Group, c/o Practical Farmers of Iowa, PO Box 349 Ames, IA 50010,
(515) 232-5661 ext. 103,
Page last updated: August 6, 2007