Video series helps produce farmers go wholesale

Video series helps produce farmers go wholesale

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.

2022 Farm to Fork Summit

2022 Farm to Fork Summit

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.

4th Generation Farm Grows

4th Generation Farm Grows

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.

Region talks small business

Region talks small business

In one year the regional START HERE network has helped 14 new businesses start and launched a range of resources to help rural economies and communities grow. Its “5th Monday” luncheon in Warsaw brought partners together to explore this regional collaboration.

Public Notice: Request for Proposals

Public Notice: Request for Proposals

Through this Request for Proposals (“RFP”), West Central Community Development Corporation (dba New Growth) seeks proposals from qualified firms to develop an application for 2022 Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certification. The scope of work for this RFP includes consultant guidance on organizational structure for New Growth to operate rural community development and business assistance programs alongside its certified CDFI.

Frost Named New Growth Women’s Business Center Director

Frost Named New Growth Women’s Business Center Director

EL DORADO SPRINGS, MO — On July 6, it was announced that Tiffany Frost would be the new Director of the New Growth Women’s Business Center (WBC). The New Growth Women’s Business Center advances rural entrepreneurs in all stages of business development and growth. With...
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