AgLaunch Initiative Supports BIPOC Farmers in Mid-South Delta

AgLaunch Initiative has introduced a Small Business Technical Program to support food businesses and farmers who are black, indigenous, and people of color in the Mid-South Delta region, containing mostly rural counties in Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee. “This funding is supporting small BIPOC food companies and farmers to ensure that those hit hardest by COVID are able to weather the storm and recent supply chain disruptions,” said Jade Clark, Director of Talent Development at AgLaunch. “We are bringing together farmers and food companies into the national AgLaunch model with the goal of building a more resilient future food system that delivers healthy food for all.” The technical assistance offered includes business planning, accounting, financial management, legal, marketing, GAP certification, and more.