Mission and Values


CIFT is a developer and provider of technical innovations and solutions for the food processing, agribusiness, and agricultural sectors of the economy in our region, our state, and beyond.

These innovations and solutions are developed in order to enhance the economic performance of the food processing and agricultural sectors, and create and retain new jobs within the industry.



Programs and delivery mechanisms will be selected and developed on the basis of their relevance to the industry.



Areas of focus and specific models for delivering service will be selected to maximize value to the industry.



In recognition of the fact that changes occur rapidly in our target industries, CIFT will always strive to maintain the ability to recognize and adapt to change.



Will undertake only those initiatives for which a clear cut method for measuring results and impacts can be developed.



Constantly strive to create programs, delivery models, outreach efforts, and projects that make the most efficient use of the financial resources that are provided by its customers, clients, and other benefactors.