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FARMER’S COW TEAMS WITH CONNECTICUT-BASED PROJECT IMO TO BUILD-OUT AND BOLSTER MUTUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS

July 14, 2023
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Norwich, CT – July 14, 2023

The Farmer’s Cow and its collective brand of companies (i.e., the Farmer’s Cow Farming Co-operative; the Farmer’s Cow LLC; the Farmer’s Cow Calfe & Creamery; and FC Development Corp.) has been engaged in developing and implementing its series of educational initiatives that focus and support various aspects and needs within the communities the Brand serves.  Over the last three years, the Farmer’s Cow has partnered with educational institutions, organizations, and talented and caring individual educators, leaders, and community supporters in the build-out of its initiatives – and recently secured one of its most influential and service-oriented partnerships with Project Imo.

Project Imo, headquartered in Windham, Connecticut, is an IRS 501 (c) 3 charitable educational organization dedicated to providing and promoting opportunity to youth and communities through immersive experiential and adventure-based education programs – developing internal capacities, interpersonal skills and relationships, and providing access to nature and other under-accessed resources to further understanding and appreciation of the natural world while also sparking environmental conservation.  Project Imo’s Board, employees, and volunteers all have an extensive amount of experience in furthering the organization’s vision and mission; with Project Imo having developed and provided immersive educational programs for over 300 youth, adults, and organizations since its inception in 2020.

“We at Project Imo are thrilled to be building this tremendous relationship with the team at the Farmer’s Cow,” said Jason Hyland, Founder and Executive Director of Project Imo. “We have recently opened a new programming space in downtown Willimantic, and our new Education Director, David Howes, has joined our staff after sharing his expertise as a Board member.  Our partnership with the Farmer’s Cow marks an exciting area of new opportunities for the youth of our region. Together we’ll be able to create access to some very exciting educational opportunities in the areas of advanced agriculture, food systems, and business. These are all critically important parts of our culture in eastern Connecticut, and being able to have youth share their voice and energy in these spaces is very exciting.”

“These partnerships form the foundation of, and stress the commitment to, our collective companies’ educational initiatives on behalf of those communities in which we’re located and serve,” stated Edwin Molina, CEO – the Farmer’s Cow Brand of Companies. “We are especially grateful that Project Imo, whose program work we had admired, and so readily blends with what we hope our own programs can achieve, now has added a talented and experienced educator, school leader, and community advocate, David Howes, to provide even more innovative and effective educational techniques and transformative leadership strategies to their programs.  We had worked with David on the initiation of a number of our own past projects, and believe that he and Project IMO together can ensure a truly impactful series of educational programs – especially youth-oriented and family-based – in those communities and areas that have traditionally been under-served and under-appreciated here in Connecticut.”

Project Imo’s educational methodologies, as applied by their industry-recognized experts in support of the Farmer’s Cow’s initiatives, shall serve to set a strong overall focus for the partnership’s combined goals – deeply impactful programming (developed and implemented) that create space for shared experiences that enhance, motivate, and benefit program participants in three main programmatic themes: building participants’ internal capacities; external relationships; and sustainable and relevant community ecosystems that include nature as a critical component.

For more information about the Farmer’s Cow, please contact: Steven Lane, Chief Development Officer at lane.s@fcdevcorp.com

For more information about Project Imo, please visit their website at www.projectimo.org

FC Development Corp. functions as a management and development entity for the Farmer’s Cow brand of companies, partnering with the Farmer’s Cow Co-operative of six Connecticut-based family farms, and leading the Farmer’s Cow Calfé & Creamery collection of restaurants and kiosks, as well as other farming and community-based programs and projects. The Farmer’s Cow, originally established in 2003, in Connecticut, serves many local and regional communities throughout nine states, including throughout New England.


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