Natural Resource Based Small Business Development

Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development Inc. will be starting on a community revitalization plan in Postville this summer.The plan seeks to increase private and public investment in the area by creating a comprehensive community vision for development, improvements and infrastructure.“We look forward to working...

This project will develop a new business, Grass Run Farm Inc, to process, market and deliver grass-fed beef and hogs from three family farms that manage livestock using chemical-free, grass-based methods to reduce environmental impact. The business model has great significance in Northeast Iowa and other areas where thousands of acres of highly erodible land, once in pasture or CRP have been, or are, being converted to row crop. 100% grass-fed beef production is a low impact agriculture practice that can restore abused farm ground.