Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bainbridge Graduate Institute Sends out Fifth Class, Welcomes Seventh

I received my MBA from Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) in June 2007, when we were already well into the development of Farm Power. I visited regularly during the next year but didn't make it to graduation this June; fortunately, BGI just put out a newsletter with stories about the event which sent the fifth class out into the world.

This month, a seventh cohort of "change agents" is beginning its sustainable business education journey; the orientations have ended and the first round of classes takes place this week. BGI welcomes its largest class ever, and the excitement is contagious--as graduation speaker Van Jones said, the world is waiting for the students and their ideas.

And the media coverage update: the BGI newsletter included an article called "From Poop to Power", but more eyes probably saw an article on our grant in the Capital Press. This is just one more illustration of the different worlds Farm Power lives in; it is difficult to imagine two groups of readers more different than those who get the "The Circle" from BGI and those who read the west's weekly agricultural newspaper, but we love them both!

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