Berkshire Agricultural Ventures

Technical Assistance

Author(s): Berkshire Agricultural Ventures

Organization: Berkshire Agricultural Ventures

Planning Step: Identify Best-Fit Options

Berkshire Agricultural Ventures’ mission is to build a thriving and equitable local food economy in the Berkshire – Taconic region by serving farmers and food businesses in Berkshire County, MA; Columbia & Dutchess Counties, NY; and Litchfield County, CT. BAV offers greater flexibility compared to traditional lending groups and meets entrepreneurs’ needs by offering comprehensive, one-on-one, technical and business assistance, flexible financing options including grants, low-interest loans, and other resources. In addition to these core services, BAV has developed targeted programs that address pressing issues in the agricultural sector, including the Resilience Fund, Local Meat Processing Support, Climate Smart Agriculture, and the Market Match Fund.

Relevant Region(s): Berkshire Taconic Region | Farm Scale: All | Farm Type: All | Markets: All