STARTING A BUSINESS is always a tricky proposition, but starting an agriculture-based business can be especially difficult. On top of researching grants, conducting proposals,creating development strategies and discovering funding opportunities, farmers need to be outside tending crops or caring for livestock. That’s where the Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) comes in.
“[Our mission] is to support agriculture with economic development tools, programs and techniques,” explains HVADC founder and executive director Todd Erling. “Primarily that means educating consumers, farmers and entrepreneurs in order to develop the new businesses that are necessary to have agriculture thrive within the Hudson Valley, as well as helping existing businesses grow and diversify.”
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