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topic and prompt
in the land of industrial-scale agriculture, truck farming -- small-scale fresh fruit and vegetable production -- is booming, encouraged by the rising consumer interest in food grown locally, an industry worth $7 billion. The country has 8,100 farmers' markets, and nearly 150,000 farmers and ranchers sell their products directly to consumers. Some 44 percent of schools have links to local farms for student meals.
To encourage the trend, the us government on june 9 launched local food, local places, a program that provides experts in agricultural, transportation, the environment and the regional economy to rural communities to help them build local food systems
but it is a tough row to hoe. Âto make a good standard of living for a conventional corn and soybean farm, it takes up to 2,000 acres (800 hectares). If you want the same standards of living on a vegetable farm, you could probably do it on 10 acres, said craig chase, an economist at iowa state university who has been watching the rise of sustainable, organic, and local farming in the us since the 1980s.
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We are looking for experts (industry or technology) in agriculture, farming, irrigation, agtech, or internet of things (iot) who can provide their insights about a startup seeking equity investment. We would particularly be interested with experts who have a background in irrigation monitoring to help farmers optimize water & fertilizer use while increasing crop yield.
Who we are:
we are an online investment platform working to provide a fair and transparent process for startup evaluations and that selects the companies that will outperform other startups in the next three to ten years.
Who you are:
you do not need to be an experienced angel investor to be a valuable member of the evaluation team. We seek a diverse group with expertise that may cover the market, business model, technology and customers of the startup company. However, if you are an accredited investor, you have the option (but not an obligation) to invest as little as $1000 fee- and carry-free in the startup company if the resulting evaluation leads to an investment.
What you will do:
as a participating evaluation team member, you will answer a set of questions and also rate the comments and feedback of other evaluators. You will be asked to revisit the website when there is more information from the startup founders’ in response to initial questions and feedback.
How it works:
1. Create an account on our website and request to be part of the evaluation team.
2. Once you are vetted by the startup’s management, we will send you an email letting you know that you are part of the evaluation team.
3. You will then log in to watch a video and review other pitch materials provided by the startup and will be prompted to answer a few questions.
4. Attend a live q&a session with the startup’s ceo, you may also view as a recording if you are not able to participate live.
5. You will need to return to the website at least two more times over the course of 1-3 weeks in order to complete the evaluation.
The entire evaluation will take approximately two hours in total.
What’s in it for you:
• an inside look at cutting-edge technology or go-to-market approaches
• introductions to company management, upon request
• collaboration with like-minded experts who are on your evaluation team
• contributing to creating a fairer, more-informative process for startups seeking investment+21 Other Responses
Invitation to authors for the new novaâ´s book on agriculture management for climate change
we very happy to announce a new book project venture, an initiative (as per contract) with nova science publishers inc. (ny), silvia lac (brazil) and colleagues from murdoch university (australia) - dr mark mchenry and from the university of saskatchewan (canada) â dr suren kulshreshtha. Suren and mark have an agricultural background and silvia has a forestry background, and all have diverse interests in several related fields. Together silvia, suren, and mark have complementary skills as part of the editing team, with over 20 years and over 500 scientific publications directly relevant to this specific book topic: agriculture management for climate change.
We invite peers to be contributing authors to one or more chapters in this book. Abstracts due date for submissions is november 15 (2013), and the full article is march 15 (2014).
There are no costs or revenues associated with being a contributing author.
silvia, suren, and mark+4 Other Responses