Affordable, Sustainable Marketing - a Regional Foods Supply Chain Conversation

Help us explore ways to work together to make Nebraska’s local food supply chain more efficient and less expensive.
Several folks in the local farm to market arena have talked recently about the challenges and the high costs associated with accessing geographically dispersed growers to accumulate enough product to meet market demand. Multiple entities are running trucks over large distances to serve customers.
Are there ways we could work together to drive down logistics costs, while improving aggregation and providing better service to customers? Let’s see if we can find ways to improve the system.
Anyone interested in a more effective system for aggregation, transportation, storage and distribution of locally produced food is invited to join the conversation. Food coops, aggregators, producers, food hubs and retailers should be part of this conversation.
  • When: August 23, 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: 9 South Chargrill, 1204 Park Drive, Hickman NE.
We hope that you will join the conversation.
Mike Williams, OPINS Coop Market manager , Independent Agronomist Michael Kult, Owner - Tomāto Tomäto Rex Nelson, University of Nebraska Extension
Agenda:
  • Introductions
  • Case Statement
  • Sketch current local food transportation patterns
  • What is working or not working?
  • Identify potential synergies and remedies
  • Next steps?
If you have questions, or for more information, please contact: Rex Nelson, Extension Educator - Community Vitality Business Development - Regional Food Systems University of Nebraska-Lincoln Kimmel Education and Research Center 5985 G Road Nebraska City NE, 68410 Office: 402-873-3166 rex.nelson@unl.edu Twitter: @RexNelson1