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Search Results: Food Systems Finance
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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food, Know Your FundingMembers only Login
USDA Rural Development State Director, Colleen Callahan, presents about food systems and the programs and grants to fund successful food systems in rural America. One of the main programs available is called "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food."
Financing Solutions for Rural Food and Agriculture SystemsMembers only Login
Information on financing for rural food, agriculture systems, and case studies is presented by Dana Lieberman of IFF.
Local Food Supply Chain Initiative in Southwestern PennsylvaniaMembers only Login
This report by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission looks at research on the supply chain in southwestern PA and suggests potential fixes to some of the issues that have arisen.
Growing Investment in Local Food SystemsMembers only Login
Dana Lieberman, Managing Director of Lending at IFF, provides several case studies highlighting food system and community development financing taking place in communities across Illinois.
Expanding New Jersey’s SupermarketsMembers only Login
New Jersey Food Marketing Task Force provides this report containing recommendations of task force members on how state officials working with partners in the private sector can increase the availability of healthy affordable foods in communities...
Investment & Accessing Capital in ColoradoMembers only Login
Wyatt Jones, Senior Commercial Lender for the Colorado Housing & Finance Authority (CHFA), discusses several state capital access programs offered by CHFA.
2014 Annual Information Statement of the Farm Credit SystemMembers only Login
This annual information statement of the Farm Credit System provides information for investors in the debt securities issued by AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, AgriBank, FCB, CoBank, ACB, and Farm Credit Bank of Texas.
OR Food Infrastructure Gap AnalysisMembers only Login
This project was proposed by Ecotrust and funded by Meyer Memorial Trust to meet three objectives on behalf of impact investors, practitioners, and policymakers: 1. To provide an overview of key supply, demand, and infrastructure drivers affecting...
Healthy Food Financing Initiative & the CDFI FundMembers only Login
Mark Kudlowitz, Associate Program Manager at the U.S. Department of the Treasury's CDFI Fund, gives insight into the agency's numerous funding opportunities for local and regional food systems.
PA Ag Lending ProgramsMembers only Login
Gary Smith and Jodi Gauker of Chester County Economic Development Council detail the Next Generation Farmer Loan Program and other financing structures for lending credit to agricultural purposes in their area.
Foundations and Program Related Investment ProgramsMembers only Login
Catherine Covington of RSF Social Finance shares information on their Program Related Investment Program as it relates to investing in food hubs and other agricultural purposes.
Fair Food Fund-Growing the Good Food EconomyMembers only Login
The Fair Food Network is described by Alex Linkow in this presentation of their mission, case studies, and economic impact.
Non-Profit and Community Based Lending ProgramsMembers only Login
An overview of the Lower Income Investment Fund's Capital for Healthy Food and Communities efforts is presented by Sajan Philip, senior loan officer for LIIF.
Local and Regional Food Financing: An IntroductionMembers only Login
Elanor Starmer and Jim Barham of the USDA share the many economic drivers that a local food system can bring to communities as well as the many tools and resources available from USDA.
Identifying Stakeholders & Building PartnershipsMembers only Login
Janice St. Onge of the VSJF Flexible Capital Fund, L3C and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Inc. shares insight on how to identify stakeholders and build partnerships in order to finance regional food systems.
Lending to Farmers: What's Important?Members only Login
The importance of lending to farmers through non-profit and community based lending programs is outlined by Benneth Phelps of The Carrot Project in this presentation.
Food System Finance: The Role of Development Finance AgenciesMembers only Login
Nessa Richman, Founder of Brightseed Strategies, gives an excellent introduction into the development finance of local and regional food systems including an overall definition and understanding, the finance agency's role, and lessons learned from...
Food Retail Expansion to Support Health ProgramMembers only Login
Tida Infahsaeng of the New York City Economic Development Finance Corporation shares their efforts to finance food retail development in areas of need.
Colorado Fresh Food Financing FundMembers only Login
Tim Dolan of the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority shares insight on the Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund, a public-private partnership loan and grant fund to finance healthy food retail.
USDA Rural Development Finance Training Series: Colorado Fresh Food Financing FundMembers only Login
Erica Heller. with Progressive Urban Management Associates talks about programs that have been created at the state government levels to help finance the businesses and stakeholders involved in a food system. She discusses tax credit and loan...
USDA Rural Development Finance Training Series: Local and Regional Food FinancingMembers only Login
Jim Barham and Elanor Starmer with the USDA discuss several specialized programs available through the federal agencies to help support a local food system. This session present programs available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
USDA Rural Development Finance Training Series: Sources of Capital for Food SystemsMembers only Login
Dafina Williams with Opportunity Finance Network speaks about a variety of development finance tools that exist to support a food system, including non-profit sources.
USDA Rural Development Finance Training Series: Pennsylvania Ag Lending ProgramsMembers only Login
Jodi Gauker. Agriculture Project Manager, with the Chester County Economic Development Council talks about programs that have been created at the state government levels to help finance the businesses and stakeholders involved in a food system. She...
USDA Rural Development Finance Training Series: Carroll County, VirginiaMembers only Login
Gary Larrowe, County Administrator with Carroll County, Virginia talks about programs that have been created at the state and local government levels to help finance the businesses and stakeholders involved in a food system. He discusses tax credit...
Roadmap for Food Sector Innovation and InvestmentMembers only Login
This report by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network is a roadmap for food sector innovation & investment. The report breaks down types of tools by asset categories for planning and implementing a food sector project.
The Potential for Urban Agriculture in New York CityMembers only Login
This report by the Urban Design Lab, Columbia University conducted this comprehensive assessment of the potential for urban agriculture in New York City (NYC). This project is the first large-scale analysis of its kind for NYC. The aim of this...
Urban Agriculture: Feasibility Study for Youngstown, OHMembers only Login
This Global Green study examines the potential for urban agriculture to revitalize Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown has experienced significant economic challenges and population reductions over the past thirty years, resulting in large quantities of...
Lively'Hood Farm Financial AnalysisMembers only Login
The San Francisco Department of the Environment partnered with Presidio Graduate School’s Team Lively’Hood to assess the viability of commercial urban agriculture (CUA) in the City of San Francisco. The financial analyses highlighted the key...
Growing Urban Agriculture: Strategies and Policies for Access to Healthy FoodMembers only Login
This report from PolicyLink gathers information from farmers, advocates, and policymakers to better understand the operational, financial, and social challenges associated with urban agriculture. It highlights the creative solutions that are being...
Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant ProgramMembers only Login
Launched in 2008, the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin (BLBW) competitive grant program is designed to strengthen Wisconsin's agricultural and food industries. By reducing costs in marketing, distribution, and processing, Wisconsin's food products and local...
CDFA USDA Rural Project Marketplace Information Session
As part of the CDFA & USDA Rural Finance Partnership, a Project Marketplace will be created. This informational video helps explain the partnership and marketplace.
Local Foods, Local Places Initiative Community ListMembers only Login
The White House Rural Council and six federal agencies selected 26 communities to participate in Local Foods, Local Places, a federal initiative providing direct technical support and expertise to community partners integrating local food systems...
Brownfields to Green Gardens
Biocycle magazine released this series of articles on the conversion of brownfield sites to community gardens and urban farms. The articles highlight the success of several pilot brownfield redevelopment programs launched by multiple cities.
Financing AquacultureMembers only Login
Aquaculture accounts for about half of the world's seafood. The sector will continue to grow exponentially because of the dwindling supply of wild fish and increasing demand in the developing world for animal protein. This paper focuses on...
Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund Annual Report 2012Members only Login
This annual report summarizes many factors that play a role in growing Kentucky's agriculture economy and how KADF investments continue to be crucial to that growth. The Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund's programs have been in action for a...
Hardwick, VT Rural Development Food Systems Case StudyMembers only Login
Through a partnership between non-profit organizations and local food producers, Hardwick, VT invested in the area's local and regional food systems. In 2012, supported by the USDA, Hardwick opened a new site of the Vermont Food Venture Center...
Overcoming Obstacles to Rural & Agricultural Finance
Themes discussed in the publication are making markets work for rural and agricultural finance, forging agricultural finance innovations, reducing costs of rural outreach, managing risks, attracting private sector investors and much.
Promoting Regional Innovation in Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
One of the keys to rural prosperity is for rural communities to come together on a regional basis to develop a strategic plan for building a stronger economy. The USDA is helping to build a more prosperous rural America by providing financial...
USDA Rural CooperativesMembers only Login
This document is by the USDA Rural Development and is a monthly document about cooperatives. The document recognizes the important role that cooperatives play in strengthening the economy, providing greater economic opportunity, and creating member...
Brownfield Handbook: Alaska State and Tribal Program
The Alaska Environmental Protection Agency provides a handbook regarding the redevelopment procedures, assistance, and funding guidelines for the state. The handbook pinpoints specific response programs by location and touches on different...
CDFA-Stifel Webcast: Food Systems Investments Driving New MarketsMembers only Login
The third installment of the CDFA-Stifel Rural Community Development Finance Solutions Webcast Series focused on how food systems investments can be used to drive other markets, benefitting the economy of small and rural towns throughout America.
Food Systems Finance in ColoradoMembers only Login
LiveWell Colorado hosted this discussion on diverse options for funding and financing healthy food retail in communities across the state. Guest speakers provide information on some programs and how to apply.
Growing Investments in Local Food SystemsMembers only Login
Tony Logan, State Director of Ohio Rural Development for the USDA, explains the importance of local and regionalized food systems, in addition to different finance mechanisms through the USDA that benefit local and regional stakeholders.
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