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Get to Know USDA Local Food Grants

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This webinar reviews resources available from the USDA, digs into the details of LFPP and FMPP grants, and integrates a live audience Q&A to learn more about what is eligible for award. Listen to learn more about how to submit for these grants funds that support local foods!

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Are You ‘Just Another Food Brand’?

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When launching or scaling a food business, most entrepreneurs think about branding—among the million other things bouncing around in their heads. Between product development,...

Huddle Notes from April 5th, 2021

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The huddle this month focused on the early observations of the new administration, dairy trends, and worldwide food system issues. Listen to the recording...

Should Your Brand Self-Manufacture?

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Most food entrepreneurs will inevitably face the question of whether to self-manufacture or use a co-packer. For many, this comes after their business takes...

The Secret to Building a Resilient Business

The COVID-19 pandemic threw a massive wrench that few food and farm businesses saw coming. Entrepreneurs barely had time to accept that this crisis was real and raring to hit the U.S. before it sent them scrambling to navigate its ramifications for their businesses. Whether their primary sales channel evaporated overnight or demand for their […]
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Huddle Notes from March 1st, 2021

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The huddles this month focused on climate change impacts on communities, food prices going up around the world, and the niche areas of our industry.

How to Keep Farmland in Farmers’ Hands

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According to USDA’s 2017 Census of Agriculture, the average age of the American farmer is 57.5, up from 56.3 in 2012. What’s more, a...

Can Your Business Afford to Overlook Amazon?

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Yeah, selling food on Amazon takes a lot of work. Yeah, there are fees involved and algorithms to figure out and rule changes to...

Huddle Notes from February 1st, 2021

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The huddles this month focused on COVID issues related to food, the impacts the Biden administration may have on food and agriculture, and many topics to consider when working with your clients.

How Free Content Cultivates Sales

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Food and farm entrepreneurs are in the business of making money, yet ironically, one of the best ways to do that is to give...

5 Success Lessons from a Famous Founder

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Get the scoop on new courses and events, get five fundamentals from podcast guest Paul Willis of Niman Ranch and subscribe to our new...

Building Investment Cases for Regenerative Farming

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Farming is hard work, but financing a new organic or regenerative endeavor is its own beast. Land can be expensive and tough to access,...

Huddle Notes from January 4th, 2021

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The huddle this month focused on current and potential future trends for food and farm businesses, including restaurants and food hubs, due to COVID-19 as well as climate change.

Why Regenerative Agriculture, Why Now?

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In the last few years, regenerative agriculture has catapulted from a somewhat nebulous notion to something everyone is talking about. Regenerative agriculture centers on...

Huddle Notes from December 21st, 2020

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The huddles this month focused on additional COVID-19 relief funding, the Food Finance Institute’s most recent events, and fundamental changes caused by the pandemic.

Huddle Notes from November 2nd, 2020

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The huddles this month focused on food and farm observations related to COVID, how politics is influencing the industry, and fun events to check out!

Huddle Notes from October 12th, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on an innovative kelp farming business out of Maine, holiday shopping trends, and how America is preparing for winter during COVID times.

Huddle Notes from September, 21st, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on remembering Ruth Bader Ginsberg, resilient farming, and business models that rock. Listen to and watch the recording here.

Huddle Notes from September 28th, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on the impacts of the current fires on the west coast, food insecurity trends, and how COVID is changing our industry’s landscape.

Huddle Notes from August 31st, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on how consumer behavior is impacting purchasing, what investment looks like during COVID, and corporate socially responsible mission-driven organizations.
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