If your business plan includes producing, processing or handling Wisconsin-grown food, then the Local Food Business Seminar Series is designed for you. This series, scheduled between October and March, will feature seven different topics – including business planning, food safety and marketing. Each topic will be presented at four locations around the state. The Madison workshops will also be available free via webinar.
The dates and topics are as follows:
Business planning – 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Oct. 20-23.
Legal/business structures – 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Nov. 3-6.
Food safety – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1-4.
Marketing – 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 5-8.
Know your Buyer – 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Feb. 9-12.
Selling through a Distributor – 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 2-5.
Finding the Dollars – 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. March 16-19.
During each week listed above, the locations are as follows:
Mondays at Retzer Nature Center, S14, W28167 Madison St., Waukesha.|
Tuesdays at Portage County UW Extension, 1462 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point.
Wednesdays at Kickapoo Culinary Center, 16381 Wisconsin 131, Gays Mills.
Thursdays at DATCP, 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison.
Registration is open now. Full-day classes will cost $15 and will include lunch. Half-day classes will cost $10. Those who register for all seven classes at once can do so for the reduced cost of $55. Something Special from Wisconsin members get a $5 discount per class, although the discount does not apply to the $55 reduced price.
For a full schedule or to register, click http://datcp.wi.gov/Business/Buy_Local_Buy_Wisconsin/BLBW_Workshops.Source: DATCP