Agriculture and Agri-Food
Portage College in partnership with Community Futures St Paul – Smoky Lake Region
Viability Study – Regional Food Processing Facility and Food Sciences Studies – Assessment of the opportunity for small and medium scale food producers and processors, the local market and regional demand for a facility to be housed in the local College.
Business Plan – Regional Food Processing Facility – micro-table-top processing facility, incubator and retail sales space to be located in College gymnasium.
Edmonton Potato Growers
Retail Sous Vide Potato Product in Sobeys-Market Research, Consumer Product Trials, Packaging Design and Business Plan for New value added Sous Vide Potato Product Assistance.
Assisted with product placement and entrance into Sobeys stores throughout western Canada
MD of Spirit River
Canola Crushing Plant-Completed Market Research and Business Case for a 1000 tonne per day Canola oil crush and refinery facility
Oat Processing Venture Group
Oat Processing Plant-Completed Engineering and Business Plan for the development of a 70,000 tonne per year Oat groat and flaking plant
Country Gardens and Greenhouse
Opportunity Assessment and Business Plan Development – Assessing the opportunity to relocate a rural greenhouse into Town and strategies to expand profit centers. Economic models for a variety of scenarios showing tolerances to market conditions were explored.
Palliser Economic Partnership (PEP)
Analysis, Mapping and Growth Strategies for the Agri-Food Industry. Detailed analysis, development of cluster and bubble maps depicting availability of businesses and products in the region, investment attraction and industry development strategies and growth opportunities.
Meat Snack Market Opportunity Assessment – Analysis of Western Canadian market for innovative value-added products to identify opportunities for new equipment, product form, attributes and meat types.
Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Ltd. (ALMA)
Increasing Interprovincial Trade for Provincially Inspected Meat Facilities – Research opportunities to further Alberta industry development including willingness and capacity of Alberta plants, and the possibility of market development in other provinces.
Lesser Slave Lake Economic Alliance (LSLEA) Society
Greenhouse Business Case Development Waste Heat and/or CO2
Alberta Agriculture and the Alberta Galloway Association
Consumer Willingness-to-Pay Project. Working with the Consumer Product Testing Centre (CPTC) in Edmonton to implement survey tool and retail simulation. Conducted focus groups to gather data.
Big Bend Market
Business Opportunity Assessment. Analyzed current operations and future market opportunities. Provided strategy and recommendations for future strategic growth throughout the chain.
Opportunity Analysis for Expansion of Forage Processing Business. Pro-forma financial modeling and analysis of existing product lines with consideration for investment to expand lines for North American market.
Strategy and Market Opportunity Assessment.