New Report Highlights Critical Importance of Pennsylvania Agriculture
You probably already know Pennsylvania is the mushroom growing capital of the world, that it’s flush with cows and laying hens, and that each year it ships jaw-dropping quantities of potato chips and pretzels. But did you know the state is the top producer nationwide for export-grade hardwoods? How about that it boasts the top […]
Finding Sustainable Business Models The CCEDC received a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant to fund research in the agricultural sector. They engaged Fox MC to identify the most successful business models for specialty crop farmers in 6 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania. The team was tasked with determining the characteristics of specialty crop farming business models […]
Defining a Market for CSAs The CCEDC engaged Fox MC to develop a marketing plan for regional Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs that have farmed for less than 10 years. The team conducted extensive primary and secondary research to determine the target market for CSAs, articulate a unique value proposition, and create a guide to […]
Willistown Conservation Trust
Farmer Training Program Willistown Conservation Trust (WCT) is a non-profit land trust that endeavors to protect the rural beauty of the 28,000 acres surrounding Willistown, Pennsylvania. Fox Management Consulting worked with Willistown to develop a business model, corresponding business plan, curriculum recommendations, and financial model for the proposed farmer manager training program. Read more.
Pennypack Farm and Education Center
Developing an Expansion Plan for a Local Farm Pennypack Farm and Education Center (PFEC) is a non-profit, community supported agriculture farm (CSA). Fox Management Consulting provided PFEC with a business expansion plan and since the conclusion of the project, the farm has expanded to a second site, adding additional CSA shares. Read more.
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Building a Business Model to Support Sustainable Urban Agriculture The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is a non-profit, member based organization that aims to transform agricultural and food systems in Pennsylvania. Fox Management Consulting worked with PASA to research and develop a business model that supports sustainable agriculture in close-in urban areas. The team […]
Developing Sustainability and Exploring Expansion Fair Food is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2001 to bring locally grown food into the Philadelphia marketplace and to promote a humane, sustainable agriculture. Interested in expansion to under-served Philadelphia neighborhoods, Fair Food was provided with information on exploring a Farmer’s Market option as well as improving […]
MidAtlantic Farm Credit
MAFC – Both Sheets Increasing Capital for the Sustainable Agricultural Sector MidAtlantic Farm Credit (MidAtlantic) is a lending cooperative with a mission to make agricultural credit accessible to all who are creditworthy. Fox Management Consulting was enlisted to research the emerging sector of organic, sustainable, and local farmers to better understand their needs as MidAtlantic’s […]