In this episode Nancy Thellman of Slow Money Northeast Kansas joins David Bilbrey to talk about the slow money movement which is creating human scale loans all over the world, outside the stream of modern financial markets. Since Woody Tasch originated this idea in the late ’00s, they have moved $50,000,000 between individuals for their projects, with a loan failure rate less than traditional loans.
Nancy shares her experiences connecting with farmers so they can grow their operations in Kansas, and the impact that is having on neighbors and agricultural practices. By creating new farming markets, they create new opportunities for current and beginning farmers, whether this is their first year or fifth generation in agriculture.
If you are in the Lawrence, Kansas area on September 22, 2016, you can join Nancy and Slow Money Northeast Kansas and hear Woody Tasch, Mary Berry of Berry Center, and Byran Welch of B the Change Media for night discussing “Bringing Money Back Down to Earth.” After that, on September 23 – 25, 2016, is Prairie Festival, a complementary event to the work of Slow Money, at The Land Institute.
If you are able to attend either or these, please let me know about your experiences.
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