Beef Cooperative Marketing Materials

Beef Cooperative Marketing Materials

Beef Cooperative Marketing Materials

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The Adirondack Grazers Beef Cooperative is a group of farmers and ranchers who came together to market and sell their pasture-raised beef to consumers in New York City. With the support of a 2012 SARE grant, the upstate New York ranchers incorporated the cooperative, developed marketing platforms, and established relationships with stakeholders.

In just one year, the cooperative built a website, created membership agreements and production protocols, and designed marketing materials (links below). The ranchers also put together short video profiles of some of the co-op’s farmers. As a result of the newly established cooperative and associated marketing effort, the business has grown significantly; payments to farmers for their steers more than doubled, pasture acreage increased by 32 percent, and herd size grew from 652 to 1,014 head of cattle. 

Click on the following links to view the resources that the cooperative developed:

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) FNE12-738, Beef Cooperative .

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Author(s): Adirondack Grazers Beef Cooperative
Location: New York | North Central | Northeast | South | West
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.