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Farm Brigge was created to develop micro-communities around local food- connecting everyone involved in the cultivation of food to those who consume it. Our Company ecosystem supports the development and growth of farms, farm workers, farmers markets and local food consumers, all in one robust platform. With Founder and CEO, Troy Rice's background as a Certified Lean Green Belt, the organization created an online Lean Farming course program, with coaching, to help farms run sustainable and profitable businesses by eliminating waste and reducing costs. The program is also intended to help build the skills sets of farm workers in how they think and operate on a farm. And, most importantly, provide them knowledge and practice that will translate into any future career path.