Every local business is an asset from which new growth can emerge if we tend to the power of microenterprises, like micro-organisms in soil, to support new life. This is the essence of our mission at New Growth CDC.
Applications are open now for a free year of mentorship in Climate Smart farm conservation practices. Participants will receive 25 hours of one-one-one assistance from a team of experienced farmers who offer a broad spectrum of expertise.
Six area school districts are currently working through West Central Missouri Community Action Agency to find and purchase local foods. Another 15 are exploring the farm-to-school opportunity with help from West Central’s Farm to School Specialist. State reimbursement up to $1,000 is available.
Show your stuff in the national Farm to School crunch off! Up to $1,000 is available from the Missouri Department of Agriculture to schools that buy local produce by November 1, 2022. Help finding and working with local providers is available from our Farm to School Specialist.
The new Demystifying Wholesale video series features farmer-to-farmer advice on producing, packing, and marketing vegetables for local wholesale markets. It is produced by the Food Systems Program at West Central Missouri Community Action Agency as part of its Beginning Farmer Wholesale Project in association with the Growing Growers KC program.