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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Shane Jones

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BS ILR, 2014
Buffalo, NY
CAO: Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, High Road

Work Highlights

The summer fellow worked on business plan development at CAO’s Green Entrepreneurial Center, an urban farm on Buffalo’s East Side, conducting market analysis, cash flow projections, and feasibility studies for sustainable business growth.

Student Insights

One of the most valuable aspects of living and working with the other fellows this summer has been seeing how we all apply our ILR education in so many different ways, and in particular the many paths we plan to take and have taken despite our similar academic backgrounds.  


By planning the farm’s expansion, I will have had a direct hand in providing much needed and much demanded healthy, organic, and affordable produce and fish to local residents of Buffalo.