The Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) has announced the participants in its first year’s Farm and Food Business Accelerator (FFBA) Program. Nine farmers and food entrepreneurs were selected from a wide field of applicants to join the FFBA program beginning in October
FFBA is an intensive training program designed to help farmers and food entrepreneurs scale their business, build sales, and access financial sources. The curriculum includes online training activities, expert instruction, one-on-one mentoring sessions, group interaction and industry networking events. The FFBA program will conclude in spring 2017 with an opportunity for participants to meet New York City and Hudson Valley-based funders that are seeking to invest in ventures that support the local food system. Nathan Forster, the founder of Groundwork Companies, is leading the program, as FFBA Project Manager.