LSU AgCenter receives USDA Marketing Services grant
The USDA funded rogram will assess the capacity of local farmers and fishermen to fulfill the demand and train local producers on the use of Louisiana MarketMaker, an online marketing system, and other resources that will help producers identify new marketing opportunities. AgCenter agents in selected areaswill survey school lunch directors in pilot parishes to determine demand for locally produced agricultural and fishery products and identify the policies for purchasing products for use in school lunch programs. Sea Grant agents and LSU AgCenter faculty also will assess the capacity of local farmers and fishermen to fulfill the school food service demand through survey information she said. And producers will receive training on the use of Louisiana MarketMaker and other resources that will help them identify new institutional and direct marketing opportunities.
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