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Sep 24, 2015 03:30 PM Page Leveraging Healthcare Funding to Build Healthier Communities How your Good Food business or Good Food support organization might tap into nonprofit hospital's required community investment dollars.
Jun 18, 2015 03:30 PM Page Pollinating Food Enterprises: Creative New Models for Starting, Supporting, and Financing Local Food Business - an NGFN webinar Michael Shuman illustrates how “pollinators” (self-financing enterprises committed to boosting local business) are efficient economic development levers.
Feb 19, 2015 03:30 PM Page A Look Back, A Path Forward: Lessons Learned from the Food Hub Vanguard - Grasshoppers Distribution Grasshoppers Distribution, a food hub on the vanguard, had lasting impacts and lessons.
Jun 19, 2014 03:30 PM Page Community-Based Food Business Financing How to access community-based capital through a Member Investor Share Offering (MISO).
Aug 02, 2013 12:00 PM Page Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment A webinar exploring the "Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment," which provides cities with guidance for developing a local foods investment st...
Jun 20, 2013 03:30 PM Page Raising Dough for Food Businesses Elizabeth Ü, author of “Raising Dough,” provides a helpful framework for thinking about appropriate financing sources for enterprises. Gray Harris explain...
Apr 25, 2013 03:30 PM Page Opportunity Knocks: Two Underutilized USDA Programs For Supporting Local and Regional Food Systems Two USDA programs: the Business and Industry Loan Guarantee program and the Community Facilities Loan and Grant program.
May 31, 2012 09:00 AM Page One Page Business and Financial Plans We introduce the One-Page Business Plan and the One-Page Financial Plan - tools designed to get you started on formalizing your thoughts about your enterprise.
May 17, 2012 03:30 PM Page The CSA Benchmark Project: How Well Is My Operation REALLY Doing? With benchmarking, it’s as if farmers can peer into the financial results of many CSA farms in order to understand how their business financial performance co...
Mar 15, 2012 03:30 PM Page Harvesting Investment Dollars from the 99%: Cutting Edge Ways to Fund Your Food Business Drawing from his new book, “Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street,” Michael Shuman will explain a dozen, low-...
Mar 08, 2012 03:30 PM Page USDA & Regional Food Systems: Navigating the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Initiative USDA senior staff tours you through the KYF2 Compass and demonstrates how it might be helpful for your work in the field.
Jan 26, 2012 03:30 PM Page It's Viable ... Now What? From Feasibility Study to Business Plan How to move from identifying a feasible business to creating a solid business plan.
Nov 17, 2011 03:30 PM Page Two Revolutionary Tools for Beginning Farmers A tool to help design business models which creditors will fund, and another for creating a comprehensive food safety plan for farms.
Oct 20, 2011 03:30 PM Page Financing Food Hubs The National Food Hub Collaboration assembled a panel of funding experts to illustrate the many conventional and unconventional ways food hubs can secure needed...
May 05, 2011 03:30 PM Page Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All What are some concrete, effective steps we can take NOW to make our food system more sustainable? FAIR FOOD, a book by Oran Hesterman, has answers.
Mar 07, 2011 09:15 AM Page The Economics of Regional Meat - Panel Four experts answer audience questions on regional meat production and processing.
Dec 17, 2010 03:30 PM Page Getting Banks to "Yes" with Small, Diversified Farms Developing a financial tool to help lenders better understand how and smaller, diversified producer operations.
May 20, 2010 03:30 PM Page Linking Diverse Communities Through Healthy Food: Metropolitan Areas Concepts to consider as part of structuring a program to work with diverse cultures. Two practical illustrative examples of good program design.
Mar 18, 2010 03:30 PM Page Working with Diverse Communities: the Southwest A glimpse into some of the most innovative Good Food programs in the Southwest.
Feb 02, 2010 03:30 PM Page USDA Programs and Funding Opportunities Several USDA fund managers present their opportunities for Good Food work.
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