Category Archives: agriculture

Supporting Oregon’s Farmpreneurs: Erin Ely Q&A, Slow Money South Willamette Valley

We’re talking food. We’re talking farms. We’re looking behind the scenes, at the people supporting our nation’s true “farmpreneurs”. We’re talking hard work and heart. This isn’t a new wave, it’s a new comprehension and focus on...

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Supporting Oregon’s Farmpreneurs: Erin Ely Q&A, Slow Money South Willamette Valley

We’re talking food. We’re talking farms. We’re looking behind the scenes, at the people supporting our nation’s true “farmpreneurs”. We’re talking hard work and heart. This isn’t a new wave, it’s a new comprehension and focus on...

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New Funding Options Take Root For Food And Agriculture Ventures

Raising capital is difficult for any startup or small business. But it’s especially challenging for entrepreneurs in food or agriculture. Margins are often low, especially in the beginning. There’s also enormous risk due to factors outside of an entrepreneur’s control, like unexpected weather impact on crops. Providing collateral that lenders will accept can be difficult […]

Lessons Learned at Our Table Cooperative by Narendra Varma

The following is a guest post from Narendra Varma, Executive Director of Our Table Cooperative LESSONS LEARNED AT OUR TABLE COOPERATIVE In the late 1990s, after eight years working at Microsoft Corporation, my wife and I...

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