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Regional Food Systems: Driving Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development


Thu., Sept. 14, 2017
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.



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 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.

Presenters include:

  • Lisa Benson, Director, Rural Development, American Farm Bureau Federation
  • Donna Leuchten Nuccio, Director, Healthy Food Access, Reinvestment Fund
  • Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of Sustainability, George Washington University

Register for this session at the Connecting Communities® website. Participation is free, but preregistration is required. 



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Deadline: Sept. 13, 2017

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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