Rural Food Business Assistance

About the Program

The Rural Center has partnered with USDA Rural Business Development Grant to launch the Rural Food Business Assistance Project. The Rural Food Business Assistance Project provides direct technical assistance and training to agribusinesses and builds regional support networks of organizational stakeholders supporting local farmers, value-added processors and food service businesses. This Isothermal Regional Commission is working

In the Region

The Isothermal Regional Commission is working closely with the Rural Center to bring Rural Business Food Assistance resources to the Isothermal Region.

Technical Assistance and Training

The project provides comprehensive case management services to clients across six rural regions. Rural Center staff provides one-on-one assistance to clients, an individualized assessment, and scholarships for business and skills development trainings. Additionally, clients co-enroll with their local community college small business center to receive referral series and networking assistance from a regional coordinator.