Food Hub Startup: What We’ve Learned in Iowa

Nick McCann, Iowa State University

Nick McCann talks about his experiences as Iowa State University’s Food System Value Chain Coordinator in Northeast Iowa and the successes and challenges of starting up a small food hub in rural Iowa. His business-oriented approach focuses on managing growth and maintaining cash flow. McCann also shares his expertise in distribution, logistics, meat processing, new product development, product aggregation and distribution, and accessing urban markets.