COVID-19 Economic Recovery Initiative Enterprise Development, Alternative Credit, and Angel Investing Zoom Meeting

To explore the educational fundamentals of angel investing, alternative credit, and enterprise development for agriculture, agri-food technology innovations, and strategic rural ventures during the post-COVID economic recovery and to create awareness of the networking opportunities available in Iowa
Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 9:00am-10:30am
Registration for Zoom Meeting for Public Target Audience:
Live Panel Presentations:

  • Moderator: Dar Mark Edelman, ISU Professor Emeritus
  • Panel: Beth Grabau, Executive Director, Veterans in Agriculture (nonprofit) Courtney Long, Food Systems Program Manager, ISU Extension and  Outreach David Baker, Director, Beginning Farmer Center, ISU Extension and  Outreach Craig Downs, President, Iowa Microloan (nonprofit) Spencer Stensrude, Executive Director, Ag Ventures Alliance (cooperative) Liz Keehner, Venture Analyst, Ag Ventures Alliance (cooperative)
  • Panel Discussion of Audience Questions
  • Discuss Iowa's Landscape for Agri-food Tech, Strategic Rual Ventures
  • ISUEO Beginning Farmer & Food, Farm, & Enterprise Development
  • Things to Know before Investing or Launching Agri-Tech Ventures
  • Special programs for assisting Veterans interested in Agriculutre

Supported provided by USDA-NIFA AgVETs grant & ISUEO Conference Services
For more information contact: Mark Edelman at

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