Sheridan Garman-Neeman begins work this month as Chief Community Wealth Building Officer at New Growth, a rural Missouri community development corporation (CDC) based in the state’s west central region. She will manage the growth and success of New Growth as a rural micro-entrepreneur development and financing organization. This includes New Growth Capital micro-loans to rural businesses and business technical assistance to rural men and women through the 15-county New Growth Women’s Business Center.
Locally owned and rooted businesses will feature greatly in the revival of rural Missouri as a place where people and businesses want to be. That’s who the New Growth community development corporation is working to support with rural small business development and flexible micro-financing programs.
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.
The START HERE Revolving Loan Fund serves people who have the skills and determination to make it, but who lack the credit history and business track record they need to get traditional financing from a bank.
Get your tickets now for the fourth-annual Farm to Fork Summit Feb. 22, 2022, in Osceola, Missouri at the First Assembly of God Church.
Local food markets keep the 131-year-old Pearl Family Farm going. A new video series on wholesale production features Mike Pearl’s sweet potato crop. Produced by the Beginning Farmer Wholesale Project at West Central Missouri Community Action Agency.