Beyond Grants: Entrepreneurial Strategies for Funding Beginning Farmer InitiativesDOWNLOAD FILE
November 5, 2018 - Author: Emily Nicholls, Rich Pirog, Lauren Marquardt, and Jennifer Silveri
In order to meet the growing demand for locally produced food, especially with increasing numbers of farmers exiting the industry, there is a need to increase the capacity and success rate of beginning farmer training programs supporting growth in number of new farmers.
This report explores self-sustaining entrepreneurial fundraising strategies and activities and offers a creative pathway for evaluating strategies to fund Michigan's beginning farmer initiatives.
Nicholls, E., Pirog, R., Marquardt, L., and Silveri, J. (2018). Beyond Grants: Entrepreneurial Strategies for Funding Beginning Farmer Initiatives. Michigan Food & Farming Systems -MIFFS. Retrieved from https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/beyond-grants-funding-beginning-farmer-initiatives.
Check out the executive summary for an overview of these innovative entrepreneurial strategies.