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Innovative Direct Agricultural Marketing Projects Honored MarketMaker is a national network of states that connect farmers and fishermen with food retailers, grocery stores, processors, caterers, chefs and consumers. It is an ever-growing partnership of organizations investing in a coordinated effort to build a virtual infrastructure that brings healthy, fresh, and flavorful food to the average consumer.
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Competition Sparks Rural Innovation The word “entrepreneurship” typically evokes images of Silicon Valley tech startups, food delivery services, ridesharing apps that aid commuters…the list goes on. What’s the common thread? Entrepreneurship makes us think urban. While entrepreneurs often capitalize on the needs of urban centers, innovation is critical to the growth and vitality of rural communities as well, especially when it comes to agriculture. 
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Calling All Ag Entrepreneurs! Farm Credit’s commitment to supporting rural communities and agriculture means ensuring rural entrepreneurs have the tools they need to overcome barriers and grow their businesses, right in rural America. That’s why Farm Credit has partnered with the American Farm Bureau Federation to present the 2020 Ag Innovation Challenge, now accepting applications through September 30.
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Forest Foundation Talks about Trees The California Forest Foundation’s long-running Talk About Trees program educates young people about the benefits of sustainable forestry. Talk About Trees provides balanced, science-based information about the environmental, economic and societal uses of forest resources for present and future generations.
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Empowering Historically Underserved Landowners Due to limited resources, historically underserved farmers and ranchers often operate on more environmentally sensitive land. Awareness of conservation programs is one of three key challenges historically underserved producers face, along with access to land for expansion and available credit. Because networking and knowledge-sharing about conservation practices often leads to conservation practice adoption.
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Annie’s Project: Knowledge is Power Annie’s Project prepares women for success on the farm and in business by teaching them critical agriculture and financial skills. Enjoy the next piece in our series on Annie's Project.