Beginning Farmers: Crowdfunding for Small Farmers


October 2, 2017 - <$authorEmail>, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems; Ryan Anderson, ACRES Farm Detroit; Amanda Gregory, Michigan Community Resources

This guide aims to address how small and beginning farmers can use crowdfunding as a fundraising tool.

Exploring questions of accessibility and availability of crowdfunding for beginning farmers requires a closer look at the various types, advantages and disadvantages of crowdfunding as a farm financing tool. Crowdfunding is a rapidly changing area. There are frequently new crowdfunding laws, regulations, resources, and tools impacting how it is used.

We highly suggest those interested in using crowdfunding do research beyond reviewing this guide.



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