We will be meeting on January 24, 2012 at the Millersburg Mennonite Church(288 E. Jackson St.), Millersburg, Ohio. Our discussion will be identifying current and potential business enterprises that could support and relate to each other by using local agricultural product and ag related enterprises. These ideas and businesses would help form business ecosystems around agriculture. Nathan Hilbert and I will be working with you to start mapping the ideas and resources we have and what might be needed to move folks together. By identifying potential clusters of businesses (ecosystem), we are able to build on the work that the Holmes County Chamber, Downtown Millersburg, Holmes County Economic Development Council and others have started to help our communities to generate new businesses and promote and use one of our strengths, agriculture.
Please invite others interested in agriculture and ways to develop businesses like local foods, food processing, agri-tourism, composting, distribution and the list goes on.
If you have questions, please email me. Thank you. See you on the 24th at 5:00 p.m.