Urban Farmers: You Aren’t Alone

This weekend, take advantage of a phenomenal opportunity to network and grow with urban farmers in the Midwest! The Midwest Urban Farmers Summit will be held March 14-15 in Chicago, and pre-registration is recommended!

Unsure of what the Midwest Urban Farmers Summit is? They describe it as:

“a place for production-based urban farmers to gather, to share information, to ask questions, and to help each other develop the best practices for growing lots of great food as well as for running financially sustainable businesses.”

There will be various ways of networking with other farmers, including panel presentations, break-out conversations and more.

There is no required registration fee, but a $10-30 donation is suggested to cover the cost of food, use of space, entrance to the mixer on Saturday. Did we mention a tour of the Plant is included too? The summit will be held at the former industrial building that is now being used to display sustainable food production.


"A net-zero energy food business incubator"
Photo courtesy of Rachel Swenie/Plant Chicago, NFP


New aquaponics system at the Plant
Photo courtesy of Rachel Swenie/Plant Chicago, NFP

For more answers to questions you may have, email MWUFSummit@gmail.com. There are also ways you can support urban farmers across the country on Kiva Zip.

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Posted by Innae Park, Kiva Zip Marketing Intern

Mar 12, 2015

Innae has been an award-winning broadcast journalist for the most of the last decade and is seeking a different path for the next. She worked as a producer, reporter and anchor in two different television markets, engaging in local communities and encouraging small businesses to thrive. That passion linked her immediately with microfinance. She joined the Kiva Zip internship program with the intent of promoting this branch of finance with her storytelling and marketing skills. Though carrying an American passport, Innae calls Seoul home since she spent her adolescence at international school. She later received a degree in Communications at the University of Pennsylvania.

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