Republished thanks to Eugene’s Table.
Ecotrust is now accepting applications for the next cohort of the Ag of the Middle Accelerator Program. Participants accepted into this two-year program (2019-2021) will receive hands-on, capacity-building and business development training. The program is designed to cultivate a thriving cohort of mid-sized, independent farms, ranches, and fishing operations in the region that spans northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
The goal is to cultivate a modern-day “ag of the middle” sector that can supply mainstream regional markets with local products raised in ways that are good for land, soil, water, people, and animals. Through this program, participants will have the opportunity to get dedicated, customized business support from an array of service providers who understand the unique needs of independent, smaller-scale producers and harvesters who want to grow with integrity.
Applications are due on October 7th, 2019.