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Regional Food Systems:
Driving Entrepreneurship and Small-Business Development

Registration for this webinar is closed.

Date:  Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
Time:  2-3 p.m. CT | 3-4 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This free Connecting Communities® webinar will 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. Speakers 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, The George Washington University

Participation in this webinar is free; however, registration is required. Sign up for this session at the Connecting Communities website.

For more information, please email communities@stls.frb.org.


The Connecting Communities webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative providing a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics. All sessions are recorded and archived on the Connecting Communities website.