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Noah Fulmer Shares Panel on Local Ag Growth Strategies at Grow Riverside

Noah Fulmer Shares Panel on Local Ag Growth Strategies at Grow Riverside

At the recent Grow Riverside Conference in Riverside, California, Noah Fulmer participated in a panel discussion about growth strategies in local agriculture. The two-day conference was host to over 400 people who explored how to grow the new food economy in Southern California. The panel discussion reviewed the infrastructure needed […]

It’s the Growing Season – In the Fields and Across Local Economies

It’s the Growing Season – In the Fields and Across Local Economies

It doesn’t get much better: long summer days + talented food producers delivering fresh, quality goods to local restaurants, caterers and hospitals – within a day of harvest. The result: diners who know exactly where their food comes from, while local businesses and trading networks expand. Local Orbit is excited […]

USDA Low Interest Microloan Program Offered to New Farmers

USDA Low Interest Microloan Program Offered to New Farmers

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 […]

White House Calls for “New Innovation Ecosystem” in Agriculture Report

White House Calls for “New Innovation Ecosystem” in Agriculture Report

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 […]

Popcast: Erika Sums Up Local Orbit at Poptech 2011

Popcast: Erika Sums Up Local Orbit at Poptech 2011

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog or the travels of our founder, Erika Block, you probably know a little bit about Poptech. For the uninitiated, here’s a quick rundown: Each year Poptech gathers together a class of Social Innovation Fellows from around the world. Although they all come […]