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Search Results: Food Systems Finance
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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.
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?"
CDFIs and Food Systems FinanceMembers only Login
Dafina Williams of Opportunity Finance Network presents on CDFI and food systems finance.
Foundation and PRI Roles in the Michigan Good Food FundMembers only Login
Mary Donnell from Capital Impact Partners speaks on the Program-Related Investment and Food Systems.
Northern California Community Loan FundMembers only Login
Catherine Howard from the Northern California Community Loan Fund speaks on financing food systems.
Overview of 2nd Lien and Equity CapitalMembers only Login
Quinton Jay from Bacchus Consulting presents on 2nd Lien and Equity Capital in food systems
Innovative Approaches to Financing Food SystemsMembers only Login
Sheila Wheeler from Self-Help presents on innovative approaches to financing food systems.
New Funding Sources for Food-Related BusinessesMembers only Login
This directory, produced by the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, 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...
CDFA & OSU Webcast: Using the Successes of Energy Finance to Guide Progress in Food Systems Finance
The CDFA & OSU Webcast was a special one time offering. The webcast covered the Energy Finance Landscape and explored how its successes may be applied to the Food Systems Landscape. This webcast was run by students taking the graduate level...
FINE Farm to College Report in New EnglandMembers only Login
This is a Farm to Institution New England report that highlights the data collected from college dining operators in the region. This is the second report in their new series designed to help food system stakeholders understand the impact of...
MN Gov. Mark Dayton Signs Bipartisan $35M Rural Finance Authority BillMembers only Login
Delivering needed assistance to Minnesota's 74,000 farmers, Governor Mark Dayton today signed the bipartisan $35 million Rural Finance Authority Legislation (H.F. 14) into law. The new funding will allow the Authority to continue offering eligible...
NextGen Agribusiness Economic Development StrategyMembers only Login
The intention of this NWC NextGen Agribusiness Economic Development Strategy is to expand the NWC conversation beyond entertainment, competition, and education and into research and innovation.
USDA Food System Audio InterviewsMembers only Login
Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan looks back at the start of the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative and discusses building local food systems into the USDA culture. David Deloach, owner of Freshfields, talks about operating locally grown...
MA Local Food Action PlanMembers only Login
We all eat, and therefore we are all important participants in the food system. The choices we make about the food we buy and where we buy it drive production, influence markets, support economies close to Introduction 18 || Massachusetts Local Food...
New Markets, New Opportunities: Strengthening Local Food Systems and Organic AgricultureMembers only Login
The significant and transformative investments USDA has made in rural America since 2009 have strengthened our nation’s economy, our small towns and our rural communities. Today, two-thirds of rural counties have demonstrated job growth and...
Healthy Food Financing Initiative 2016Members only Login
HFFI provides one-time grants and loans to projects like grocery stores, farmers markets, food hubs, co-ops and other food access businesses in urban or rural areas of need, many of whom face barriers in accessing traditional loans and resources....
The ReFresh ProjectMembers only Login
In an effort to support the surrounding community and economy in both the development and implementation of the ReFresh Project, the City of New Orleans provided recruiting, hiring, and training services to ensure a robust local workforce. These...
The Los Angeles Good Food Purchasing ProgramMembers only Login
In 2011-2012, the Los Angeles Food Policy Council developed the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP), an innovative local food procurement policy aimed at building markets for good food to create an equitable food system for all of Los Angeles.
Fixing Food: Fresh Solutions from Five U.S. CitiesMembers only Login
This Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) report documents some of the innovative ways that local leaders are combating a broken food system. UCS highlights five urban communities that demonstrate the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of policy...
Running a Food Hub Volume 3: Assessing Financial ViabilityMembers only Login
The purpose of this report is to provide benchmarks for established and emerging food hubs to use as a comparison for assessing their own financial viability and for making strategic business decisions. The financial analysis can provide valuable...
The First Step Towards Capital Access: Understanding the Food SystemMembers only Login
Mark Barbash, Senior Strategic Advisor from CDFA, covers 'What is a Food System?' during the Intro Food Systems Finance Course.
Intro Food Systems Finance Course - What is a Food System? Members only Login
Caroline Harries of the Food Trust speaks on 'What is a Food System?'.
Food Systems: Stakeholders & PartnersMembers only Login
John Fisk from the Wallace Center speaks on Food System Stakeholders & Partners.
Existing & Potential Sources of Capital for Food SystemsMembers only Login
David Beck of Self-Help Credit Union speaks on Sources of Capital for Food Systems.
Introduction to Local Food System Finance: Private Capital ResourcesMembers only Login
Joe Bute from Hollymead Capital speaks on capital access for food systems.
Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance - Food SystemsMembers only Login
Kinsie Rayburn from the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance speaks on entrepreneurship and food in her organization.
Non-Profit and Community Based Lending ProgramsMembers only Login
Tim Crosby from the Cascadia Foodshed Financing Project speaks on Non-Profit & Community Based Lending Programs for Food Systems.
La Cocina: Access to Capital for Small Food Businesses Members only Login
Leticia Landa from La Cocina speaks on how her program provides access to capital for small food business entrepreneurs.
Reinvestment Fund: Healthy Food FinancingMembers only Login
Donna Nuccio from the Reinvestment Fund speaks on Healthy Food Financing.
Colorado Fresh Food Financing FundMembers only Login
John Plakorus presents on the Colorado Food Financing Fund from the Colorado Housing Finance Authority.
Farm to Plate Investment Program: A 10-Year Roadmap to Revitalizing VT's Food SystemMembers only Login
This profile highlights the Farm to Plate (F2P) Investment Program, which was designed to strategically strengthen the state’s food and farm sector and encourage the purchasing of local foods.
Running a Food Hub Volume 2: A Business Operations GuideMembers only Login
The report’s main focus is on the operational issues faced by food hubs, including choosing an organizational structure, choosing a location, deciding on infrastructure and equipment, logistics and transportation, human resources, and risks. As...
Financing Local & Regional Food EnterprisesMembers only Login
James Barham, Rural Business-Cooperative Service - USDA Rural Development, covers the role of USDA and Rural Development, stages of business development and capital stacking, financing food enterprises example, and USDA resources to support local...
Financing Solutions for Rural Food and Agricultural Systems: Aggie BondsMembers only Login
Tammy Nebola from Iowa Finance Authority covers Beginning Farmer Loan “Aggie Bond” Program from the perspective of the most active issuer of the bonds.
Healthy Food Financing Programs Across the CountryMembers only Login
The Food Trust provides a list of healthy food financing programs across the country. This list includes all of the program's partners, funding sources, and types of financing.
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