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November 2017

Maine Food System Innovation Challenge

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Standish, ME United States

In its third year, this event organizes two tracks–a College Track and an Enterprise Track—and encourages participants in the competition to produce bold solutions to some of the challenges Maine faces in its food production systems. The public is invited to listen to the teams in both tracks pitch their solutions. CDI is proud to serve as a partner in the challenge. Jonah Fertig, a Cooperative Development Specialist with CDI’s Cooperative Food Systems programs, will act as an adviser and resource…

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December 2017

Workshop at the 2017 RootSkills Conference

December 2 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH United States

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present at this year's RootSkills Conference. CDI's Lynda Brushett will lead a workshop called Business Structure Matters: Cooperatives Root the New Economy in Democratic Values on Saturday, December 2nd. The workshop is part of the conference's Fundraising track. What will you learn? How cooperatively structured businesses and organizations provide needed products and services, pay their bills and live their principles and values to change the economy and build community How to determine if a…

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Workshop at the 2017 Community Food Systems Conference

December 7 @ 10:30 am
Boston Park Plaza Hotel Boston, MA United States + Google Map

CDI's Jonah Fertig is leading a workshop at the 2017 Community Food Systems Conference in Boston. The conference will bring together leaders in, and advocates of, food security, sustainable agriculture and social justice movements to discuss their range of perspectives, how these areas overlap, and how to support one another’s work. More information on the workshop: New American Farmers & Co-op Farm Innovators New Americans are working together in the Northeast to access land, markets, equipment and infrastructure. These cooperatives are helping…

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