Funding our Foodshed - The Rolling Roadshow - Fredericksburg

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Texsa A&M Agrilife Extension Service - Gillespie County

95 Frederick Rd

Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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Join us for an overview of the funding and lending landscape available to small food and agricultural companies, hosted by Austin Foodshed Investors, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, Capital Farm Credit and National Center for Appropriate Technology. Generously sponsored by Gillespie County Economic Development Commission.

Sustainable Food Entrepreneurs

The Funding EcoSystem

  • Uncover the wide range of funding sources and types of capital available to local food companies.

  • Learn what you need to know before talking to a bank, an investor or other source of capital.

  • ​​Learn who to contact regarding questions about raising capital, lending or business planning.

  • Understand how debt works, when it is a good fit and who is “bankable".

  • Discover an approach beyond Silicon Valley-style tech investing mis-applied to the food space

  • Investigate milestone-based, Bootstrap+ enabled fund raising that doesn't require super-fast growth or the need to sell your company.

Technical Assistance

  • Meet Technical Assistance Providers (TAPs) ready to help with business planning, financial forecasting, and the other tools needed to be "bankable" or "investor ready."

  • Learn about the financial and technical assistance (support) ecosystem for small businesses in Central Texas.

Interactive Panel Q&A

  • Have your questions answered by our panel of experts.

Digital Workbook and Resources

  • Gain access to AFI's workbook containing examples of financial & business planning documents and contacts, along with multiple resource guides from our partner organizations - USDA, NCAT, NCRS, TDA, SCORE and many more

Technical Assistance Providers (TAPs)

We think of TAPs as Individuals, organizations & companies supporting entrepreneurs working in the sustainable food space, including advocates, trainers, consultants, economic development offices, & small business finance providers.

  • Hear what it really means for a company to be “raise ready” or “bankable."

  • Learn what you can do to ensure that you are preparing entrepreneurs to successfully go after capital.

  • Get your message out to a larger and more diverse audience.

  • Get feedback from entrepreneurs, hear their needs, concerns and interests.

  • Hear from others working in this space and foster stronger relationships to build a stronger ecosystem​.


Following the presentation, we will be continuing the conversation over lunch in Fredericksburg. If you would like to join us for lunch, we would love to have you and the opportunity to further the conversation.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

& supporters for enabling the Rolling Roadshow:

For more Information...

Please visit Rolling Roadshow - Funding our Foodshed at the AFI website. Or watch the Rolling Roadshow YouTube video... around 6 minutes previewing what you'll learn...

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Texsa A&M Agrilife Extension Service - Gillespie County

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Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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