Join us at ACEnet for our Ohio CDC Association training: Mixed-Use Incubators in Rural Settings this January!

If your organization has an interest in mixed use incubation, please join us on January 25, 2017 at the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) facilities in Athens. A complete agenda is below. This OCDCA training is funded through the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) through USDA.

The training is free for Ohio CDC Association members and costs $30 for non-members. Invoices will be sent after registration. Lunch cost is not included.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Welcome: Introductions, & Coffee
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Incubation Program Overview: Mixed Use Incubators in Rural Settings

  • Facilities
  • Client Mix
  • ACEnet Services Breakout (Project Planning, Consulting, Other Services)

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Tour: Tour of ACEnet’s Campus, including the Food Ventures Center
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch: Lunch will take place at an Athens30 Mile Meal partner restaurant
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Rebuilding the Local Food Economy: The Food Ventures Center

  • Working with Local Food Businesses
  • Value Chain: Start-to-Finish (Challenges to face at every link in the value chain)
  • Working with Local Food Systems

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Q&A: Q&A Session with ACEnet Staff

For printable agenda, click HERE.

Mixed-Use Incubators in Rural Settings