2010 Recipient: Kaleb Rathbone

Kaleb Rathbone

$6,000 – Value-added Options through Frozen Strawberries and Direct Marketing Beef

Kaleb is increasing sales of strawberries and beef through direct marketing. He is purchasing packaging equipment and a commercial freezer, which allows him to market products year-round. He is also hiring a marketing firm to develop a website for his products and conduct other advertising through print, direct mailing and radio.

Six family members, one full-time employee and additional workers are participating in the project.

Haywood County

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