On April 27, OFN joined Jim Barham, PhD, Agricultural Economist, USDA Rural Development, and Darrow Isaacman-VanWertz, Senior Program Manager, Wholesome Wave, facilitated a live training for fifty-six CDFI offices nationwide. The training  was geared toward helping "funders and investors better understand and assess regional food businesses by providing an introduction to the food sector and regional food enterprises, a framework for conducting due diligence and a case study exercise to practice assessment."

Today the USDA released a new article on their blog about their work for rural America, their onlinte training tools, and how CDFIs play a role. Read the full blog post here.

 

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