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An Ozark Regional Pilot Program to Manufacture Economical, Value-Added Products…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99248
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2010-00181
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.12
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SEA STAR INTERNATIONAL, LLC
2138 REVERE PL Fayetteville, AR 72701-2711
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: An Ozark Regional Pilot Program to Manufacture Economical, Value-Added Products Qualifying for USDA Certified Organic Status.
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $90,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to improve the sustainability and profitability of small organic pecan farmers by developing an agricultural enterprise from their pecan shell waste that will produce organic, value-added, specialty antimicrobials--specifically to address the needs of organic poultry industry. Liquid smoke generated from organic pecan shells represents the ideal combination of a highly effective organic antimicrobial that can be produced in large quantities and low cost. It can be used not only reduce/eliminate food pathogens but, just as importantly, safely extend the shelf life of fresh organic products, such as poultry. Our long-term goal for this pilot regional project is to build a small business that engages a network of small farms, including organic pecan growers, small organic poultry processors, and organic retailers that can serve as a successful economic blueprint for similar rural small farmer communities across the nation.

Principal Investigator:

Jessica J. Shabatura
Owner
4797906433
jessica@taprootstudios.com

Business Contact:

Steven C. Ricke
CEO
4795754678
sricke@uark.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

SEA STAR INTERNATIONAL, LLC
2138 REVERE PL Fayetteville, AR 72701

EIN/Tax ID: 450570490
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No