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Transforming the Way We Eat: One Chicken at a Time

Main Street Project’s Chief Strategy Officer, Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, will be delivering the keynote address at Inver Hills Community College’s Annual Research Conference, “Choosing Our Tomorrow: Global Issues of Peace, Equity, and Sustainability.” The conference will be held April 20–21 in the Fine Arts Building on the main campus of Inver Hills Community College.

Main Street Project Announces Expansion of Staff and Programs

Increased capacity will help bring Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture model to scale.

 NORTHFIELD, MINN. (March 28, 2016) ­– Main Street Project (www.mainstreetproject.ncgbeta.com) announced today that it has expanded its staff, a decision that has been driven by the success and momentum of their work. Julie Ristau has joined the team as chief operating officer and Sue Gordy has joined the team as executive administrator. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, who formerly served the organization as chief operating officer, will now serve as chief strategy officer. Niel Ritchie remains chief executive officer. 

Main Street Project Receives $20,000 TechGrant from TechFoundation to Support Remote Data Collection Project

Main Street Project (www.mainstreetproject.ncgbeta.com) announced today that the nonprofit has been awarded $20,000 from the TechFoundation’s TechGrants program. The grant funding will be used to establish a system for the collection of farm-level data that supports rigorous, system-level scientific analysis of Main Street Project’s regenerative agriculture system.

Main Street Project’s Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin to Speak for Justice Education Team at Cretin-Derham Hall

Main Street Project (www.mainstreetproject.ncgbeta.com) announced today its Chief Operating Officer Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin will be speaking at Cretin-Derham Hall on February 1, 2016. The Cretin-Derham Hall Justice Education Team has chosen food as the focus of this year’s justice issue, and Haslett-Marroquin will be speaking to Main Street Project’s mission and philosophy, as well as the importance of healthy food access.

Main Street Project’s Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin to Participate in Panel Discussion at Third Annual Minnesota Climate Adaptation Conference

Main Street Project (www.mainstreetproject.ncgbeta.com) announced today its Chief Operating Officer Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin will be participating in the Third Annual Minnesota Climate Adaptation Conference: Transforming Awareness into Action on January 28. Marroquin will take part in the breakout session titled “Local Foods Future for Climate Adaptation.”

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin to Present at the Practical Farmers of Iowa 2016 Annual Conference

Main Street Project’s Chief Operating Officer, Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, will be presenting at the Practical Farmers of Iowa 2016 Annual Conference on Saturday, January 23. His presentation, “Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture System,” will share Main Street Project’s scalable, integrated whole-farm system centered around poultry.

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin Presents Main Street Project’s Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture Model at the 2015 ACRES U.S.A. Conference

Main Street Project’s Chief Operating Officer, Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, presented at the 2015 ACRES U.S.A. Conference on Thursday, December 10, in Pittsburgh. His presentation “Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture” shared Main Street Project’s approach to local, small-scale farming enterprise systems that promote healthy local economies without harming the environment. 

New Class of Agripreneurs Graduate from Main Street Project Training Program

Main Street Project (www.mainstreetproject.ncgbeta.com) announced today that on Saturday, December 5, six individuals graduated from its Agripreneur Program. This introductory program aims to develop a new generation of farmers trained in Main Street Project’s regenerative agriculture system. Read more »

ACRES USA: Poultry as Regenerative Driver

ACRES USA story

Bad systems need to be replaced by good systems. The Main Street Project in Northfield, Minnesota  — despite the name it’s located in the southeastern corner of the state —takes a systematic approach to rescuing family-scale farms. Read the full ACRES USA story.

When It Comes to Avian Flu, Which Came First: The Diseased Chicken or the Chicken Disease?

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The USDA wants to stockpile vaccines. But a better, healthier solution focuses more on prevention and less on a cure.

See what Main Street Project’s Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin had to say in this piece on AlterNet. Read more »