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  • Opportunities in forestry: Non-timber forest products

    Published on March 26, 2019

    Producing non-timber forest products within a forest can create income and open new markets. Value-added products from the forest represents a possible solution to non-timber forest products’ well known market challenges.

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    Opportunities in forestry: Specialty wood

    Published on March 25, 2019

    Opportunities to selectively harvest trees with unique growth patterns enables managers to differentiate their product in order to access higher margin markets. Novel marketing of any timber product can yield the same effect.

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    Scaling up to wholesale

    Published on February 8, 2019

    A day-long workshop for small farmers interested in integrating wholesale markets into their sales channels.

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    Juice industry regulations to concentrate on

    Published on December 12, 2018

    Manufacturers of packaged juice need state licensing, production in a commercial kitchen, correct labeling and most likely a food safety plan along with a Process Authority Review to sell their product in Michigan.

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