NEOhio Agribusiness Forum Breakfast
June 28, 2013
7:30 am - 9:00 am
"Pillars of Agriculture Literacy – Understanding the intersection between agriculture and society"
Presented by Sandy Kuhn – Director of Commodity Relations, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
The need of those in AgriBusiness to effectively communicate with Society, has never been greater. The disconnect between consumers, especially those in urban settings, and the farms that feed them continues to grow. As more consumers demand locally grown and organic products, and agribusiness invents newer technologies to meet that increased demand, the need to effectively speak to consumer groups about the business of agriculture is of paramount importance. How do you, as an agribusiness professional, communicate with the general public about our industry? The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBFA) has created The Pillars of Agriculture Literacy program to provide a framework of standards for increasing your ability to close the gap between you and your consumers.
Join us for a full buffet country breakfast and learn how you, the AFBFA, and the agribusiness community can engage society at all levels of education, from elementary ages to adult learners.
Der Dutchman Restaurant
Rt 97. Bellville, OH
|Appleseed microloan project launched in Ohio|
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Braintree Business Development Center has launched the Appleseed Micro-Loan Program to help small businesses in the North Central Ohio.
The Mansfield, Ohio-based center will provide loans of US$1,000 to US$35,000 to help home-based and other small companies buy equipment, build inventory, restructure debt and for use as working capital or on short-term projects.
"This isn't about keeping the lights turned on, we're making resources available to Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs with big ideas so they can overcome specific hurdles to growing their businesses," said Bob Cohen, chief executive of the nonprofit business incubator and entrepreneurial support center.
"We want to enable these emerging companies to generate jobs and wealth for their community and the region," he said.
Braintree also offers mentorship and training.
Braintree is a member of the Cleveland, Ohio-based JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network, a group of advisors, incubators and funds working across 21 counties of Northeast Ohio.
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