Purdue sponsoring specialty foods workshop March 13

February 17, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University workshop on March 13 will offer guidance on how to start a specialty food business.

 "An Introduction to Starting a Specialty Food Business" will be held at the Indiana Farm Bureau office at 225 S. East St., Indianapolis, from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The workshop is for those interested in developing a specialty food or food ingredient business, homemakers and entrepreneurs looking to expand their knowledge on how to run their business, and small farmers interested in "vertically integrating" - uniting all parts of production under one ownership. Topics will consist of food safety, business planning, marketing, organic products, food regulations, product development, process development and packaging.

Presenters are:

* Katherine Clayton and Steve Smith, Purdue Department of Food Sciences.

* Dr. Maria Marshall, Purdue Department of Agricultural Economics.

* Sharon Farrell, Indiana State Department of Health.

* Cissy Bowman, Indiana Certified Organic LLC.

Organizers of the workshop aim to provide attendees with their next steps in starting a food business. Registration fee of $100 is due March 6. Lunch, refreshments and a three-ring binder of information will be provided.

Registration forms are available on the Purdue Department of Agricultural Economics' website, https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon, under calendar listings. Those interested should send the completed form to Marsha Pritchard, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural  Economics, 403 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN, 47907. 

Writer: Emma Hopkins, 765-494-8402, hopkine@purdue.edu 

Source: Katherine Clayton, 765-494-3726, katie-clayton@purdue.edu

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson, robins89@purdue.edu
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