2013 Un/Conference Content Curation | Community Consulting: Bringing the Power of Consulting to Resource Poor Communities

The Minnesota Rising 2013 Un/Conference: Cultivating Capacity for Collective Leadership was held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10:00AM – 4:30PM at DLR Group offices in Minneapolis, MN. Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Un/Conference engaged emerging leaders across Minnesota in an energizing day of innovative learning and dialogue, skill-building, and network-building with their peers!

Minnesota Rising is pleased to curate feature the content of our insightful and engaging breakout session speakers and presenters. In our Content Curation series, we highlight the ideas and materials of our 2013 Un/Conference presenters!

Community Consulting: Bringing the Power of Consulting to Resource Poor Communities Consulting is great. The consultant gets paid to help people. But what if the people who need the help can’t pay enough for the consultant? Community Consulting is one way to bring consultant services to people who can’t support a traditional consultant. Eric’s experience with his “Rural Food Co-co”, that serves young food entrepreneurs, is examined as a case study. 

Eric Sannerud graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2013 with an individualized degree in Food Systems. He is a member of the winning Forever St.Paul $1Million Competition Idea, Urban Oasis, and is now working to build a Local Food Hub in St.Paul Minnesota. His entrepreneurial energy and love of all things food have led him to start Mighty Axe Hops Hub, Sunny Brothers farm CSA and an urban aquaponics operation, Twin Fin Aquaponics. His latest project is a rural food community consultancy to connect young food entrepreneurs to markets, experience, and land.


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