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The Power of PACE for 5 Spoke Creamery
5 Spoke Creamery, a Hudson Valley-based artisanal cheese making business, installed a 53kW solar system that will provide 108% of the farm’s electricity needs. The farm used PACE financing, offered by the Energize NYtm Finance program, to pay for...
NMTC Investors Show Appetite For Healthy Food Financing Activities
Public and private partners are finding ways to serve more healthy food options to economically distressed communities with a few helpings of new markets tax credits (NMTCs).
Puget Sound, WA Food Infrastructure Exploration
The objectives of the Puget Sound Food Infrastructure Exploration were: to assess and clarify the need for local food system infrastructure in the Puget Sound region, facilitate a collaborative review that aligns with existing civic programs,...
Food 21 Building a Resilient and Sustainable Food Economy
Since the inception of the modern food industry and the period marking the post-world war period, there has never been a time when consumers have been so far in front of the food industry’s directions. The InCity Farm can bring year-round, locally...
Innovations in Local Food Enterprise ReportMembers only Login
This report focuses on market-based, consumer-driven solutions to overcoming difficult food access and food equity issues. The market based approach to food access and equity merges two powerful forces: first, the need and desire to make a financial...
The Investment Advantages of Organic FarmingMembers only Login
Environmental stewardship is becoming increasingly key to our economic vitality. As a result, investors are financing businesses that make a profit because of environmental sustainability, rather than in spite of it. The financial returns are real,...
Bread and Butter Farm Case StudyMembers only Login
How Bread and Butter Farm worked with a patchwork quilt of financing sources to keep land conserved for agriculture.
New Funding Sources for Food-Related BusinessesMembers only Login
This directory provides an overview of various sources of financing that may be available to food hubs and other food-related businesses. This directory is a partial listing of what may be available across the United States; some examples may not be...
White Paper 1: Food Systems & Development Finance
Many food-related initiatives, projects, and businesses have lacked sufficient resources and financing for economic and community development, largely because the food system as a whole has not been formally defined as an asset class. As the first...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: The Food System - Thinking Outside of the SiloMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, Barry Kukovich with Peoples Gas, Glenn Ford with InCity Farms and Rick Terrien with Artisan Food Networks, thought outside the silo and recognized the food system as an economic...
Project Spotlight: Food 21 - Controlled Environment AgricultureMembers only Login
Wendy West Hickey with Peoples Energy, Glenn Ford with Praxis Foods/InCity Farms and Joe Bute with Hollymead Capital present on the Food 21 Controlled Environment Agriculture project. This highly replicable project represents an innovative approach...
Local Food Action PlanMembers only Login
Traditionally, Development Finance and the Food System have not collaborated in any significant fashion. However, food systems can be brought into coordination with public finance in order to bring capital to the system as a whole. Brian Estabrook...
CDFA "Defining the Food System Asset Class" ProjectMembers only Login
Traditionally, Development Finance and the Food System have not collaborated in any significant fashion. However, food systems can be brought into coordination with public finance in order to bring capital to the system as a whole. Toby Rittner with...
Investing in Food Systems: The Reinvestment FundMembers only Login
Dana Johnson from the Reinvestment Fund presents on investing in food systems in Maryland & the DC area.
How KS is Using Regional Food Demand to Revitalize Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
This report, by Bob Heuer and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, details how Kansans are leveraging the growing demand for local/regional food produce to revitalize rural communities and strengthen family farms.
NMTCs Serve Up New Space for Food Business EntrepreneursMembers only Login
For partners in the $17.5 million L.A. Prep project, the recipe for a successful food business accelerator calls for equal parts social philanthropy, economic development and collaborative synergy. L.A. Prep was financed using $16 million in NMTC...
Funding Agricultural Best Management Practices with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Members only Login
This report, produced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), discusses the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program and provides best practices for funding agriculture projects.
Building Sustainable Cities Through Blended CapitalMembers only Login
This Kresge Foundation case study examines strategies to confront the interconnected web of complex issues facing cities and their residents as they address income inequality and reimagine a sustainable Detroit.
Financing Solutions for Rural Food & Agricultural SystemsMembers only Login
Dafina Williams from the Opportunity Finance Network presents on financing rural food systems.
Access to Capital Strategies for AgricultureMembers only Login
Tim Crosby explores the most innovative and effective access to capital tools used for agriculture-based business, including loan funds and federal and state programs.
Financing the Local Food System in WashingtonMembers only Login
Mike Lufkin and Bea Covington discuss the local food systems in WA and how it's become a growing challenge. Mike and Bea discuss changes to the way food is reaching consumers and addressing social issues.
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA): The Year AheadMembers only Login
In Dr. Barbara Glenn's presentation she discusses NASDA's policy priorities, farm bill priorities, opportunities and challenging areas.
Succession Opportunities in Local Food SystemsMembers only Login
Joe Bute, with Hollymead Capital and PittBusiness discuss the importance of recognizing the challenges of the "critical middle" in the regional food system and facing the challenges of ownership change.
The Rural CenterMembers only Login
Barry Ryan discusses what The Rural Center is doing to support rural economic development in North Carolina.
Investing in Growing Opportunities Throughout KentuckyMembers only Login
Bill McCloskey from the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy discusses growing investment opportunities around Kentucky.
Agricultural Economic Development in PennsylvaniaMembers only Login
Gary Smith covers the importance of connecting farmers to business resources, training and financing in order to grow business and promote smart agricultural economic development.
A Look at Financing First Time Farmers in IowaMembers only Login
Tammy Nebola from the Iowa Agricultural Development Division of the Iowa Finance Authority discusses farming in Iowa and what it takes to finance first time farmers around the state.
Food Insight Group, Food to Institution in NCMembers only Login
Dr. Linden Thayer and Dr. Beth Hopping, Co-Founders of Food Insight Group, share their perspective on Food to Institution in North Carolina.
Farm to Institution in MichiganMembers only Login
Kathryn Colasanti with the Center for Regional Food Systems discuss how her organization is helping to promote farm to institution efforts by convening and coordinating across networks.
Innovative Programs that are Helpful for Beginning FarmersMembers only Login
Stephen McHenry with MARBIDCO covers programs and opportunities for beginning farmers in Maryland.
New State Agriculture Financing Programs and Changes in MinnesotaMembers only Login
New state agriculture programs in Minnesota support first time farmers around the state. Ryan Roles with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Rural Finance Authority gives an overview of new programs and changes to the state's agriculture...
Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation (VACC), a Resource for New FarmersMembers only Login
Andy Wood gives an overview of what the Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation is doing to support farmers struggling to obtain financing in Vermont.
The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform CommunitiesMembers only Login
This new publication, entitled "Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities", from the Federal Reserve is designed to highlight the prospects available in the regional food systems sector, advance...
HI's Food System: Food for AllMembers only Login
This Crossroads Resource Center report, written by Ken Meter and Megan Philips Goldenberg, examines the food system of Hawaii with special attention to low-income access to food.
Impact Investing OverviewMembers only Login
Andrew Brower from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation presents an overview of impact investing.
Northern InitiativesMembers only Login
Chris Wendel from Northern Initiatives presents on his program in Michigan.
Eastern Market: Financing a Wide Variety of Food ProjectsMembers only Login
Dan Carmody presents Eastern Market and variety of food projects it has financed.
USDA Programs in the Local Food Supply ChainMembers only Login
This chart from the USDA outlines the current federal financing programs which are available for each segment of the local food supply chain.
What is a Food Systems? - AgriculturalMembers only Login
Gary Matteson from the Farm Credit Council presents on what is a food system.
Federal Financing Programs - SBA LoansMembers only Login
Wayne Williams from the Business Finance Group presents on the use of SBA loans to support food systems.
Integrating Capital for Maximum ImpactMembers only Login
Tim Crosby from the Thread Fund presents on integrating capital into food systems from a community based lending program perspective.
Connecting Development Finance & Food Systems - Part 1Members only Login
Toby Rittner from CDFA presents on connecting development finance & food systems.
Connecting Development Finance & Food Systems - Part 2Members only Login
Toby Rittner of CDFA presents on connecting development finance & food systems.
Succession Opportunities in Local Food SystemsMembers only Login
Joe Bute from Hollymead Capital presents on the need to support succession challenged food business in your region.
Colorado Fresh Food Financing FundMembers only Login
Tim Dolan from the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority presents on the Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund.
Beginning Farmer Loan "Aggie Bond" ProgramMembers only Login
Tammy Nebola from the Iowa Agricultural Development Division presents on the Aggie-Bond program in Iowa.
Financing Local & Regional Food EnterprisesMembers only Login
Jim Barham from USDA Rural Development presents on his experience in financing local & regional food systems.
Identifying Stakeholders & Building PartnershipsMembers only Login
John Fisk from the Walllace Center at Winrock International & Nessa Richman from Farm to Institution New England presents on identifying stakeholders and building partnerships in food systems finance.
The Food Trust - What is Food System? Members only Login
Caroline Harries of the Food Trust gives her perspective on "What is Food System?"
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