Farmer Innovates on Meat Sales to Consumers

Nathan Moomaw is a new farmer who is translating his business plan from paper to reality.  With the help of advisers, he has developed a unique business model -- a year-round community-supported agriculture operation for meat.

Moomaw developed a comprehensive business plan and recently vetted it with business advisers at SCORE, a nonprofit association of volunteer mentors that helps small businesses get off the ground.

"They are a fantastic resource, very helpful," Moomaw said.  The business plan, seed money and share sales, his personal business and farm experience, and the support and assistance of family and friends will be used to secure an operating loan, he said.

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