Attracting Investors for Your Farm Presentation, Albany

FarmAssist Productions Presents: Slow Money 101, What You Need To Know When Looking For Investors - A Presentation by John K. Friedman

Farmers and small food producers are increasingly savvy about marketing their own products and very often need investors to help move their business to the next level. John's experience in this niche is exceptional and he will introduce the basic concepts necessary when approaching potential funders. All class attendees will receive a free copy of the Slow Money Primer, authored by John.

John Friedman is an attorney specializing in corporate development for entrepreneurial and emerging businesses in the sustainable agriculture and technology industries.  John represents farms, software companies, telecommunications carriers, food processors and packagers, and restaurants throughout the US.  He counsels clients refining their business plans, creating financial models, raising outside capital, developing and maintaining distribution channels, and seeing to their other transactional, regulatory and litigation needs.  From 1996 until 2001 John was at various times the general counsel, president and chairman of Empire One Telecommunications.  Prior to Empire One, he was associate director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business where he remains a senior research fellow.  An adjunct law professor (Hofstra University School of Law 2002 – 2008; Albany Law School 2009 – present), John was appointed to the Columbia County (NY) Ethics Board, and sits on the board of, and serves as treasurer of, Columbia County Habitats for Humanity, Inc.  Admitted to the New York State Bar in 1996, he earned his JD from the Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and his BA from the State University of New York at Albany.  He is a member of the American Agricultural Law Association, Slow Food, and the Slow Money Alliance.

Fifty South is an fantastic restaurant that specializes in local foods. You are invited to enjoy an early dinner before the lecture. To peruse offerings go here:

January 12

6pm- 8pm, $25

Fifty South

2128 Doubleday Avenue

Rt. 50, Ballston Spa

Phone: 518.884.2926


A big Thank You to Kim Klopstock of Lily and The Rose, Gourmet Catering, for hosting this event.

You can pay at the door, but please RSVP for this event:, 518.392.8545. Thanks!

FarmAssist Productions We are a small, independent farm and food advocacy, educational and networking organization. We work toward the inter and independence of our farmer, non-farmer and nonprofit organization neighbors as we strive to increase Bioregional Foodshed Security in the Greater Hudson Valley.  We operate under the fiscal sponsorship of Four Winds Inc, a fully accredited 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. All donations to support and expand our work are tax deductible to the extent of state and federal law.

2 Comments on Attracting Investors for Your Farm Presentation, Albany

  1. I would like to get into farming at some level. Buy land and have people live there and run the farm and earn their keep with the ability of going to the farm and learn it, as well. I’m thinking a small farm but I’m just putting this out there to see if networking can help me. Thanks

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