The feasibility of creating a value added cooperative in east Georgia: Claxton Specialty Foods, Inc.
McKissick, John C.
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This study examines the economic feasibility of operating a packing facility for green peanuts, cantaloupes, Asian pears, and pickling cucumbers in the southeast Georgia area. The main focus of this study is the financial aspects of adding value to vegetable commodities such as sweet corn and carrots. This study focuses on the cooling and packing facility and does not address the marketing component of most feasibility studies. The figures used are relevant to operating a packing shed and came from various sources, case studies, farmers, The Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, and the Food Science and Technology Department at the University of Georgia.