Oil Processing: Seed Production, Food Grade Oil, & Biofuel

dwightmitchell's picture

Our concept model for developing an oil seed processing to bio-fuels business will bring together participants through contract relationships, partnerships, and investment opportunities.

The oil seed processor is the centerpiece for this business model, and will

1. recruit and pay a premium price to growers who provide specific commodities that are grown using organic or best practice methods;

2. process the seed to food grade oil;

Bloomtown: An Sheltered Workshop for Adults with Disabilities

Steve Fortenberry's picture

Bloomtown will provide a safe, nurturing, and productive agricultural environment for adults with disabilities, setting itself apart from other workshops in the area with its superior facilities, agricultural expertise, and its leadership in training methods and tools to equip adults with disabilities to find employment in integrated community work settings.

1000 Acres Strong

Steve Fortenberry's picture

The Mahoning County-based agricultural non-profit, Goodness Grows, proposes to lead in the development of a 1000 acre NE Ohio network of diversified specialty crop farms that would create 150 to 250 new jobs for the unemployed and underemployed (including adults with disabilities).

Reduce growing light capital costs by 10-25%, plus operating cost reductions

jzimmerman's picture

My company, CogniTek, specializes in energy efficiency. We are developing an LED panel for use in vertical farming configurations which will reduce capital costs by 10-25%, plus reductions in operating costs depending on the existing system. However, as our expertise is in energy (vs farming), we are searching for companies with LED vertical farming experience that are willing to share their knowledge, in particular business economics, energy and food growth issues. In exchange we could analyze your energy use and recommend ways to decrease related costs.

On Point Hydroponics Greenhouse Project summury

On Point Hydroponics's picture

On Point Hydroponics will provide organic produce to Columbus Ohio. We plan to construct a 7,000 sq ft greenhouse within Franklin County. Our greenhouse will include hydroponic systems that we currently sell at our site Onpointhydroponics.com. We intend to grow hardy vegetables including micro greens and herbs. Some of our crops will be specialty crops that are harder to find year round. Our produce will be certified organic and will be sold here in Columbus Ohio.

Growing the Greener Gardener

Laurie's picture

Our customers primarily want (and will get) Good, convenient, healthy food that is competitively priced.
Some also want quiet or low carbon lawn services, some want help moving to healthier lifestyles.
Our main services are:
1. Installing and often maintaining bio-friendly vegetable gardens
2. Producing
3. Lawn care

Walnut Grove Farm

jennsjoy's picture

Walnut Grove/Green Gables Farms is committed to sustainable agriculture and the promotion of local foods. We provide education, referrals, and always, plenty of Ohio farm raised crops/vegetables/fruits/meats/etc. "The Farmer's Basket" CSA is a critical part of our business, as is participation in the Tuscarawas County Family Farm Market.

StrawVille

Brad Masi's picture

Briefly describe your business including who will do what and how.
For example: (Name of principal developers) started (name of business) in (year). In (location) we saw an opportunity to (what your business does) by (Here's how we do it).

StrawVille- Utilizing Salvaged Materials for High Efficiency Greenhouses

Principal Developers- Brad Masi, Chris Fox, Chris Kious, Nick Swetye, Hank Haberman, Josh Kopen


Context:
What are your objectives, opportunities and challenges?

Black River Organics

Chester Bowling's picture

Context: What are your objectives, opportunities and challenges?
My objective is to grow and sell high quality fruits and vegetables while making money.
Focus: What specific customers and customer needs are you focused on?
The need is the demand for fresh local organic fruits and vegetables.
Deliverables: What will you deliver to customers and what is critical to your ability to deliver?
High quality local organic fruit and vegetables. Customers will have benefit through health.

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