Technical Assistance

Slow Money Maine’s Ag Technical Assistance Project (TAP)

One of Slow Money Maine’s core activities is to connect food system businesses with the technical assistance (management, production, marketing, etc.) needed to help them be successful. SMM is particularly interested in working with infrastructure businesses such as food processing plants, mills, and distributors whose success will positively impact the wider network of farms and fisheries.

Our network enlists the mentorship of food system professionals with skills and experiences relevant to the businesses that we serve. To date, we have partnered with more than 24 professionals (active, retired, or semi-retired) who have offered mentoring to entrepreneurs, on a pro bono or fee basis, with results that have strengthened operations and provided ongoing personal support to entrepreneurs.

Slow Money Maine is collaborating with Fair Food Network, CEI and Maine Farmland Trust to help match the appropriate technical assistance with a food producer’s needs.

If you’re interested in becoming a  mentor to offer services or you are seeking technical assistance, please contact Slow Money Maine Administrator, Kari Luehman at info@slowmoneymaine.org  or TA Program Coordinator, Linzee Weld at lzweld@icloud.com

 

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