Parker Jones is an Innovation Counselor with the MSU Product Center. In this role, he helps over 70 food, agriculture and natural resource entrepreneurs annually to meet their business goals. These clients range from pre-sales to $10M+ in sales. He co-manages the Making it in Michigan Conference and Trade Show that connects entrepreneurs to large market outlets in the state and beyond.
Parker is the lead of the Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities team at MSU Extension. He is also a co-manager of an inaugural, $1M USDA Regional Food Systems Partnership Grant that interconnects a more equitable and resilient food system in the Upper Peninsula and in Southwest Michigan. Parker was recently awarded a Global Scholars application to expand agritourism opportunities in the Republic of Georgia.
Community partnership results in “Shared Abundance”
Published on July 13, 2023
Making It In Michigan Conference and Trade Show returned to in-person format for 2023
Published on April 21, 2023
Put your business strategy to work
Published on February 3, 2023
Diversify your food business with synergy
Published on January 6, 2023
What makes a strong food brand?
Published on October 11, 2022
Farm carbon for profit
Published on October 7, 2022
Journal of Extension Article: Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference
Published on September 9, 2022
How to sell a rural food business
Published on February 15, 2022