Social media and crowd sourcing is an entrepreneurial way for farmers
to sell or donate their unsold leftovers before they go bad.
The mobile app CropMobster was developed by Nick Papadopoulos, general
manager of Bloomfield Farms in California. Farmers, ranchers or anyone
with excess food can go to the site, post an alert, ask for donation,
offer a deal or give the food away for free. The app exists in 11
counties in California, but Papadopoulos has recieved requests for the
app in different states. Papadopoulos plans to expand the app to all of
California in 16 months.
This app is an innovative way to "connect the dots" and convert
potential waste into opportunity.
October 10, 2013
Thanks for your time,
Food and Resource Economics
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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