Topic: Strategies to Mitigate Lost Revenue & Cancelled Events

NAFDMA Agritourism Association

NAFDMA – The International Agritourism Association hosted a member roundtable discussion to offer resource sharing, idea generation, and practical solutions as the industry tackled the effects of COVID-19 on the agritourism industry. This was the very first discussion held at the beginning of the crisis as many businesses were forced to shut down, or navigate the world of being considered an "essential food business" and work to ensure their customer and employee safety. This…

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

Watch our informal bi-weekly office hours where we take questions from the audience of folks wanting to start new meat processing facilities. Our special guest for this call was Ted LeBow of Kitchen Table Consultants, an expert in food & farm business planning and financing. He has helped his clients raise over $70 million dollars in capital over the years. In this hour we discuss: -Feasibility studies and business plans -Grant options -Attracting equity…

CSA Innovation Network

Actionable legal tips for launching a legally resilient community supported agriculture (CSA) program during COVID-19 that lasts into the future. Covers the 4 big areas of legal risk (aka opportunity points!), being payment, proximity, procurement, and pick-up, and also unpack COVID transmission liability and what that means for farmers and ranchers….

Farmers Market Coalition

This webinar focused on market-level platforms (either a sales platform or through listing vendor sites on the market website) that allow shoppers to place pre-orders to then be picked up at either a drive-through or walk-through market where vendors are required to be on-site to hand off their goods. (In some cases, these markets may also be allowing sales for some walk-in customers and may also be handling SNAP sales at their booth.) Market…

The Food Corridor

Given the ever-evolving COVID-19 crisis, businesses in the food industry are adapting to the "new normal" by adapting to changes and uncertainty in their businesses. This article details industry trends, adaptations, and operational changes in the shared kitchen sector that businesses are adopting to maintain their operations safely and successfully in the world of COVID….

The Food Corridor

Restaurants, food businesses, and shared kitchens faced great uncertainty at the onset of COVID-19, and continue to face uncertainty as the situation continues to evolve. This article is a collection of resources and strategies for navigating the complexities of COVID, from strategies for reaching new markets and customers, to staff health and safety protocol tips….
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