BISMARCK, N.D. – A growing number of North Dakota ag producers are actually local food producers. With a goal of creating a closer connection between them and food production infrastructures in North Dakota, a comprehensive online survey has been released to help map out the future of this expanding agricultural sector.
The survey solicits input from ranchers, farmers and food business owners on strategies to develop necessary infrastructure, like livestock and produce processing facilities and storage solutions.
The survey is a collaborative venture steered by the North Central USDA Regional Food Business Center (RFBC) and supported by the North Dakota Rural Electric Cooperative Foundation.
This initiative not only underlines the commitment of state and local bodies to agricultural advancement but also offers a platform for producers to voice their needs and shape a robust support system for a thriving rural economy.
Those interested in contributing to the future of North Dakota’s agriculture can access the survey online through the December 11, 2023 deadline.
North Central USDA Regional Food Business Center, alongside 35 partner organizations within the Dakotas and Minnesota, concentrates on empowering smaller agricultural operations. North Dakota’s cooperative foundation is joined by a host of regional entities dedicated to fostering agricultural and rural resource management and sustainability.