Join this free Connecting Communities® webinar to explore using regional food system investments to drive entrepreneurial activity and small business development.
Speakers will discuss technical support that can be provided to entrepreneurs, as well as creative tools for financing regional food enterprises. The webinar will highlight how organizations are working to ensure that the opportunities created through regional food investments are available to all, including traditionally marginalized populations.
The webinar will draw on research in a new book, Harvesting Opportunity. The speakers are all contributors to the publication; they will highlight how organizations are working to ensure that the opportunities created through regional food investments are available to all, including traditionally marginalized populations.
Lisa Benson, Director, Rural Development, American Farm Bureau Federation
Donna Leuchten Nuccio, Director, Healthy Food Access, Reinvestment Fund
Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of Sustainability, The George Washington University
The Connecting Communities® webinar series is sponsored by the Federal Reserve System. Participation is free, but preregistration is required. All sessions are recorded and archived.
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