Purdue sponsoring specialty foods workshop March 13

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University workshop 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.

Who should go

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.

Organizers of the workshop aim to provide attendees with their next steps in starting a food business.

Deadline

Registration fee of $100 is due March 6. Lunch, refreshments and a three-ring binder of information will be provided.

Registration forms are available at 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.

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