March 25, 2024 Webinar – Regional Needs Overview & Upcoming Funding Streams

Join us on Monday, March 25, as we kick off our 2024 webinar series with two panel discussions on Northeast regional supply chain needs, along with key opportunities and resources for innovation, economic development and information-sharing among producer and technical assistance provider communities.

The event, which is being held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET, will highlight how the Northeast USDA Regional Business Center is aligning its funding priorities and programmatic activities in coordination with ongoing university research, federal and state funding and community-led efforts. Our team will also provide an update on the launch of two funding streams this year for technical assistance providers and small- to mid-sized food and farm businesses.

Panelists will include:
Dr. Brian Schilling – Director, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Leah Rovner – Project Director, New England Feeding New England
Claire Hawkins – Director, Natural Resource Markets & Economic Development, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
Laura Ginsburg – Center Lead, Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center
Amanda Pitman – Program Manager, Cornell Center for Regional Economic Advancement
Mateo Rull Garza – Research Associate, Cooperative Extension, University of Massachusetts Amherst; President, UMass MANRRS
Catherine Lynn – Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Greater Boston Food Bank