Presentations and Conferences Case Studies

 


New River Valley Strategic Plan 11-5-14_69 1“New River Valley Agricultural Development Strategic Plan”
Matson Consulting and Partners
October 2014.

 


Pages from Prototypical Malting FS 1-9-17_68“From Barley to Beer: A Guide for On Farm Brewing”
Matson Consulting and Partners.
November 2016.

 


SR 77 FoodHubs Vol3 page 1“Running a Food Hub: Assessing Financial Viability”
James Matson, Jeremiah Thayer, and Jessica Shaw
Rural Development Service Report 77. March 2016.

 


Jan-Feb 2016 Rural Cooperatives“New Poultry Processing Plant Bolsters Virginia’s Small-Scale Producers”
James Matson, Dylan Timmerman, and Caitlin Butler
Rural Cooperatives Magazine. January/February 2016


pages-from-chestnut-cooperative-feasibility-analysis-10-26-15_51“Feasibility Analysis of a Prototypical Chestnut Cooperative”
Matson Consulting and Partners
October 2015

 


Title Page“Agricultural Development Board Guide”
Matson Consulting and Partners.
September 2015

 


Buying Local paper“Buying Local?”
James Matson and Jacob Brimlow
2015 Agricultural & Applied Economics Associations
and Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting. July 2015.


Running a food hub vol 2 big“Running a Food Hub: A business operations guide”
James Matson, Jeremiah Thayer, and Jessica Shaw
Rural Development Service Report 77. July 2015.

 


lessons-learned-image“Running a Food Hub: Lessons Learned from the Field”
James Matson, Jeremiah Thayer, and Jessica Shaw
Rural Development Service Report 77. April 2015.

 


Beyond Barrels and Bottles Cover Page

“Beyond Barrels & Bottles: A Spirited Guide for On Farm Distilling”
Matson Consulting
Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation, and Rural Sustainability.
January 2015.

 


JournalFoodDis. Sandhills“Sandhills Farm to Table”
Jessica Shaw and James Matson
Journal of Food Distribution Research, Vol 45, Issue 3. November 2014.

 


RCLearned“What We’ve Learned So Far”
James Matson, Jeremiah Thayer, and Jessica Shaw
Rural Cooperatives Magazine. July/ August 2014.

 


Food Studies Journal“Food Hubs: Supply Chain Traceability to Enhance Local Food Systems”
James Matson and Jeremiah Thayer
Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. July 2014.

 


RCJanFeb“Food hubs: an evolution of the co-op business model”
James Matson, Jessica Shaw, and Jeremiah Thayer
Rural Cooperatives Magazine. January/ February 2014.

 


RCAquaculture“Aquaculture providing opportunities for Virginia farmers to diversify”
James Matson and Jessica Shaw
Rural Cooperatives Magazine. September/October 2013.

 


JournalSupplyChain“The Role of Food Hubs in Food Supply Chains”
James Matson and Jeremiah Thayer
Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. July 2013

 


Apple“The Role of Food Hubs in Local Food Marketing”
James Matson, Martha Sullins, and Chris Cook.
USDA Rural Development Service Report 73. Jan. 2013.

 


LocalFoodsCom“Local Foods and the Value of Direct Marketing in Virginia”
Matson Consulting
Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation, and Rural Sustainability. Jan. 2013.

 


Nelson County Feasibility Study Cover Page“Feasibility Study for a Small Farm Cidery in Nelson County, VA”
Matson Consulting
Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation, and Rural Sustainability. October 2012.

 


RCRoadmap“Creating a Roadmap for Food Hub Development”
James Matson, Martha Sullins, and Chris Cook
Rural Cooperatives Magazine. July/August 2012.

 


RCSF2T“Because we’re all in this together”
James Matson and Jeremiah Thayer
Rural Cooperatives Magazine. Jan/Feb 2012.

 


RCVirtual“Virtual Food Hub Helps Virginia Producers Tap into Local Food Markets”
James Matson
Rural Cooperatives Magazine. May/June 2011.

 


VALegal“Virginia Business Legal Structures”
Chris Cook, James Matson, Lynn K. Suter, Esq.
Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation & Rural Sustainability. 2011.

 


Smith's Beef of America Cover Page“Business Plan for Smith’s Beef of America”
James Matson
Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation, and Rural Sustainability. February 29, 2006.

 


RCTrain“Last Train Leaving?”
James Matson and Brad Gehrke
Rural Cooperatives Magazine. Vol. 45 No 5. Sept/ Oct 2000.

 


RCIdea“Consultant’s Feasibility Study Can Predict Success of ‘Next Great Idea’”
James Matson
Rural Cooperatives Magazine. Vol. 45 No 4. July/ August 2000.

 


StudyGuide“Cooperative Feasibility Study Guide”
Service Report 58
James Matson
USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service. 2000.
Revised in 2010 as Vital Steps: A Cooperative Feasibility Study Guide

 


RCStrength“Strength Through Unity: Bulgarian Honey Producers Sweeten Their Future Through Cooperation”
James Matson
Rural Cooperatives Magazine. Vol. 45 No 2. March/ April 2000.

 


RCPlanning“Planning to Prosper: Recalling Lessons Learned from Livestock and Meat Packing Co-ops”
James Matson and Brad Gehrke
Rural Cooperatives Magazine.  Vol. 44 No 4.  July/ Aug 1999.