Agribusiness & Agribioscience

Traditionally, agriculture was identified as an emerging cluster, recognizing the vast array of farms and agricultural activity in the region. While the farming network was clearly identified, it was also suggested that agricultural business owners needed more small business assistance and counseling. Over the last five years it has become increasingly apparent that the region is not only positioned to be an agricultural community, but a business community among agricultural experts, including food processing, manufacturing and scientific research.