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Raising Money for Your Farm Through Value-Added Producer Grants

1 hour 44 minutes Free webinar content by Edible-Alpha®

Tera Johnson interviews renowned VAPG writer and consultant, Jim Gage of JDG Consulting. The webinar gives farm entrepreneurs a better understanding of how a VAPG could help their businesses and if they should be writing one right now. 

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The Potential Power of Impact Investing

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

After a long delay due to COVID-19, Edible-Alpha® Live! finally happened—virtually—last Wednesday to showcase the many ways impact investing can transform our food system....
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Can Dairy Farms Help Save the Planet?

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When looking for ways to reduce environmental impact, an increasingly popular strategy is to eat less meat, dairy and other animal products. Considering the...

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The Perks and Pitfalls of Social Entrepreneurship

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Social entrepreneurship—the idea of “doing well by doing good”—has become a lot more popular in recent years. The world is riddled with societal issues,...
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Next-Level Transparency for Today’s Impact Brands

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the food supply chain like never before. With panic-buying clearing out retail shelves, foodservice sales slowing to a trickle...

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How Storytelling Builds Business Success

Every food and farm business has a story to tell, whether about the genesis of the company, the mission driving it, its unique product offerings or all of the above. And in these chaotic times, people want to hear those stories! They crave authenticity, connection and values alignment, especially from the brands and businesses that […]
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It’s Go Time on Climate Change

Marked by a global pandemic, social unrest, political turmoil, natural disasters and a sudden and devastating economic downturn, 2020 has been brutal. And yet,...

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Should Your Food Business Pivot to Delivery?

COVID-19 has disrupted the food industry in countless ways, with nearly every CPG brand, retailer, restaurant, distributor, broker, supplier and farmer feeling the impact....

Building Market Value for Regenerative Farming

Conscious consumers want to know where their food comes from and care deeply how it is produced. And as the negative effects of climate...

By Empowering Workers, Food Businesses Win

Most food and farm business leaders know the value of a strong, engaged, committed team. But for those organizations deemed essential, operating through the...

Transforming a Tired Food or Beverage Category

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The food and beverage sector is a hotbed of innovation, a big reason why investors have flocked to it in...
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Upcycled Food: A Business Model for Planet and Profit 

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Food and farm entrepreneurs are taking action against food waste and its impact on climate change by championing upcycled food. Repurposing otherwise-discarded food into value-add ingredients and products is both sustainable and a smart business strategy. Learn about brands making real change and how you can join the upcycled food movement.

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Safeguard Your Supply Chain Against Future Upheaval

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

COVID-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in the food and beverage supply chain and caught many brands off-guard. To better withstand future interruptions to the flow of goods, food businesses should take action now to map out their value chain, identify risks, craft contingency plans and monitor movement closely.

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Reshaping the Supply Chain for Max Efficiency

1 hour 4 min of Free podcast by Edible-Alpha®

Brad Rostowfske, of Raise the BAR Innovation and FaB Wisconsin, sits in with Tera for an in-depth discussion on the food and beverage supply chain before COVID-19, currently and going forward. They discuss the many preexisting pain points and inefficiencies that the pandemic has now exacerbated and map out a more dynamic, interconnected, transparent system for the future.

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How Self-Manufacturing Helps Food Brands Be Nimble

51 minutes Free podcast by Edible-Alpha®

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every food and farm business in some way. But for all the roadblocks this situation has caused, it has also opened up new opportunities. That is why FFI has been talking about shifting business strategies in response to the pandemic and predicted recession. Could alternate sales channels, product offerings, or distribution models keep your company rocking?

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The Inside Scoop on Selling Online Today

1 hour 33 mins of Free podcast by Edible-Alpha®

In Edible-Alpha® podcast #66, Tera sits down with Matthew Starr, founder of Rally Energy, a caffeinated mint and cough lozenge brand based in Madison,...

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How Much Money Should You Really Raise?

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Given the global pandemic, now might not seem like the best time to court investment. Well, it’s true the current economic climate isn’t ideal...

CFO Savvy for Growing Food Brands

1 hour 16 minutes of Free podcast by Edible-Alpha®

In Edible-Alpha® podcast #65, Tera interviews Heidi Huntington, vice president of finance at AVL Growth Partners in Boulder, Colorado, which lends finance and operations...

Can Going Direct-to-Consumer Save Your Business?

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, a whopping 54% of America’s food purchases came from foodservice. Not anymore. With dine-in restaurants, food courts and cafeterias now...

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Regenerating a Family Farm for the Future

1 hour 24 mins of Free podcast by Edible-Alpha®

In Edible-Alpha® podcast #64, Tera catches up with Bryce and Jen Riemer of Riemer Family Farm in Brodhead, Wisconsin, which Bryce’s grandfather started in...

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