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How Regional Food System Investment Creates More Equitable Communities

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Wallace Center and the National Good Food Network (NGFN) will be hosting a webinar titled, “How Regional Food System Investment Creates More Equitable Communities.”  Speakers will discuss the role that food business incubators, food hubs, and financial institutions can do to integrate social equity into food systems projects and programs.  


  • Jim Barham, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (Moderator)
  • John Flory and Jaime Villalaz – Latino Economic Development Center
  • Benjamin Bartley, La Montañita Food Co-op
  • Olivia Rebanal, Capital Impact Partners 

This webinar is part of a wider effort to promote the recently published report, Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities – a collaborative effort by the Federal Reserve System and USDA to highlight food systems investment opportunities across the U.S.

Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.