Project Director: Western Center for Risk Management Education Grant, 2013-2014. Developed and delivered risk management education to livestock producers in Nevada interested in direct marketing meat; provided technical assistance to producers to start a meat CSA/buying club. Managed a budget of $49,358. Read more.
Co-Principal Investigator: Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station Hatch Grant, 2011-2013. Evaluated economic impact of Wolf Pack Meats; assisted Nevada producers with value-added direct market strategies. Managed a budget of $61,860. Read more.
Conducted analysis of four markets using primary data collected through mail, in-person, and online surveys and secondary, publically available data from June 2012-October 2012. Created and managed distribution of survey instruments. Analyzed data from each market and aligned with start-up and operating cost data to assess potential for a café, store front, and/or commercial kitchen facility in Lincoln County, Nevada. Read more.