Community Futures Westman Unit D - 217 10th Street, Brandon, MB - Phone: (204) 726-1513

Brandon Food Ecosystems Asset Mapping

Presented by Food & Beverage Manitoba and Community Futures

Are you a food entrepreneur or small-scale farmer seeking assistance with post-COVID recovery or growth? Do you wonder how to take your business to the next level? Are you interested to learn what supports exist that can help you start, grow, or scale your food-based business? Or, are you a service-provider, researcher or product developer that works with food entrepreneurs or small-scale farmers? Help us understand what you and your clients need to stabilize, strengthen and grow your region's food and agriculture businesses!

Food and Beverage Manitoba and Community Futures want to understand how we can help you. Join us for a food ecosystem focused asset mapping session on August 9 to strengthen our local Food and Agriculture Industry. This session will bring together community members, business owners, and industry professionals to identify regional assets and attributes in your communities that you’d like to grow and preserve. The session is part of a larger community-driven, ecosystem-building project that will help set the trajectory for the Food and Agriculture Industry post-COVID and inform future investments for a more resilient food ecosystem.

In this facilitated session, we hope to support Manitoba’s Food and Agriculture Industry by collaborating to:

  • Create an inventory of all the good things you’d like to grow and maintain within the Food and Agriculture Industry in your region and the Province;
  • Rank the most valued aspects in your community that make this industry enjoyable;
  • Discuss a strategy of how to sustain and grow the assets by mitigating threats and exploring opportunities.

Project outcomes:

  • Inform future investments in infrastructure and services
  • Create connections between regions and communities
  • Support post-COVID recovery
  • Encourage collaboration, diversity and sustainability
  • Create pathways for entrepreneurs and business owners to sustain and grow their business by connecting them to services, equipment, expertise and capital.

Refreshments and light meal provided. All participants will be entered to win a draw for a Manitoba Local Food Prize Basket (valued at $100). Want to learn more? Register now or contact Katie Daman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for additional information.

Sessions are being held on August 9 in Brandon (5-7:30 PM) and August 10 in Neepawa (9:30 AM - 12 PM).

Anyone working in or with the food and agriculture industry is encouraged to attend. 

Event Details

Event Date August 09, 2022 - 5:00 pm
Event End Date August 09, 2022 - 7:30 pm
Capacity 30
Cut Off Date August 09, 2022 - 3:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Brandon Riverbank
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