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Video - Access to Capital-How to Attract It

Cultivating Connections: Alberta Regional Food Systems Forum

February 4, 2017

Ramping Up Food Production: Access to Capital-How to Attract It

Ramping Up Food Production: Access to Capital-How to Attract It

Dana Penrice, Young Agrarians, moderator

Rick Dehod, Farm Financial Specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry )

Seth Leon, Research Officer, Alberta Co-operative and Community Association (How Co-Op's Are Used to Raise Capital)

Sylvia Cheverie, Co-owner, Chartier “kickstarter” Restaurant (Crowdfunding DOs and DONTs)

Tam Andersen, Owner and Director of Fun Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm (Community Supported Agriculture)

Victor Benitez, Urban Gardener and Social Entrepreneur (Urban Farm Kits BOOSTR campaign) video removed by request of presenter

Find out what funders and traditional lenders are looking for. We’ll discuss how phrases like risk analysis, collateral and performance assessment 101 translate to a non - commodity, diversified, and relationship-based operation with ecologically sustainable attributes- especially smaller scale and start-ups. Explore public and private financing options and investment innovations such as shared risk CSA's, crowd funding, microcredit loans and cooperative community funds. Bring all your questions about ease of access, applicability, and eligibility of programs.