Local Orbit Regional Market Makers Workshop | Ypsilanti, MI Thursday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Local Orbit is now working with five terrific markets in Michigan, and as the 2013 growing season gets underway, we’re excited to offer our first regional workshop for Michigan Market Makers using [...]
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has introduced a new microloan program that provides emerging farmers with the low-interest start-up capital they need to operate and grow their businesses. “The new microloan program is aimed at bolstering the progress of producers through their start-up years by providing needed resources [...]
Erika Block will present at this year’s International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) conference. Erika has curated a panel of food system innovators and thinkers, including Lucy Norris of the Northwest Agriculture Business Center, Thomas Nelson of the Capay Valley Farmshop, Robert Puro of Seedstock, and Matt Rothe, a Fellow [...]
The Field and Fork Network, whose mission is to “build capacity for a thriving regional food system in Western New York,” will host the WNY Connections Conference on February 24-25 at the Culinary Institute in Niagara Falls, NY. Keynote speakers Dr. Oran Hesterman, President and CEO of the Fair Food [...]
In a report setting the agricultural agenda for President Obama’s second term, the President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) calls for the federal perspective on agriculture to be “reimagined” as an “innovation ecosystem”, emphasizing a new vision for science and technology in agriculture and agricultural research in [...]