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Pinakin Desai of Memes Associates is producing a series of process flow maps with support from the USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative, the Fund for Our Economic Future of NE Ohio, and John Deere.
During the past two months, over 100 business ideas and business cases were generated by participants in the current cycle of Ag-Bio Cluster stakeholder sessions underway in Northeast Ohio. That number will easily double by the end of June when the first phase in the Fund For Economic Future (FFEF) initiative to advance the Ag-Bio business case portfolio concludes.
Last summer, the Fund for Our Economic Future (FFEF) awarded a grant to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) of The Ohio State University (OSU) to establish an Agriculture-Bioscience Industry Cluster (Ag-Bio Cluster) in Northeast Ohio (NEO). The goal of this cluster is to make a clear and positive impact on the Advance NorthEast Ohio (ANEO) / FFEF Economic Dashboard, namely, increase capability through a skilled workforce and R&D, commercialize technologies, and assu
The Social Innovation Fund, a new public-private collaboration created by the 2009 Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, is designed to create new knowledge about how to solve social challenges in the areas of economic opportunity, youth development and school support, and healthy futures, and to improve our nation’s problem-solving infrastructure in low-income communities.
In his December 8th post, Preliminary Statement on Specialty Crops Research Proposal Objectives, Parwinder Grewal stated that
As a result of the Ag-Bio Cluster Leadership Council (ABCLC) meeting on October 14th, a series of three articles about business models and business cases were posted to the ABCLC group on the Local Food Systems (LFS) site:
The October 24th edition of the Denver Post featured an article entitled, "Agriburbia" sprouts on Colorado's Front Range. It is about Matthew "Quint" Redmond, co-founder of the TSR Group in Golden, CO, and his concept to integrate food production operations within existing neighborhoods and planned communities in order to supply local residents and restaurants with seasonal fresh food. His bold agenda for urban farming encompasses the con
Ag-Bio Cluster Leadership Council Meeting
Date: Monday, October 12, 2009
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Hines Hill Conference Center
Address: 1403 W. Hines Hill Road Peninsula, Ohio 44264 (map below)