ACE Mixer: Indian Ladder Farms

At this installment of our ACE Creative Economy Mixer series, we'll be discussing Rural Entrepreneurship, and the amazing, collaborative ecosystem of farmers, suppliers, makers, brewers and others who have created their own businesses in response to niche opportunities in the marketplace.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT


Indian Ladder Farms

342 Altamont Road (Route 156)
Altamont, NY 12009

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Maureen Sager
Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy
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