Have you ever been told that your favorite homemade bread, or salsa, is “good enough to sell?” Do you have additional fruit or vegetables from your farm or home garden that you would like to make into a commercial product?
Food for Profit is a one-day workshop designed to help you work through the maze of local and state regulations, food safety issues, and business management concepts that all must be considered in setting up a commercial food business. The course will be held at the University of Maryland Extension-Washington County, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713 on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This session of Penn State Extension’s popular course has been specifically adapted to Maryland’s food production regulations, food entrepreneurial resources, and marketing opportunities.
HOW CAN FOOD FOR PROFIT HELP ME?
Food for Profit will take you step-by-step through the entrepreneurial process. It will provide you with the information and skills to assess if your idea will be something that will sell at a profit. Conducting a feasibility study (to see if yours is a good business idea), performing marketing research, and beginning to draft a business plan are a few of the concrete tools taught by certified instructors and business experts. By attending this class, you can learn how to evaluate the opportunities on paper before you look for funding or take action (saving money and time).
Food for Profit will meet from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm., on October 20, 2016 at the University of Maryland Extension-Washington County, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713. The tuition cost of $45 per person which includes all materials and lunch.
Registration is through the University of Maryland Extension Eventbrite on-line system at https://foodforprofit-washco.eventbrite.com or by calling 301-432-2767 ext. 301. For further information about workshop content, contact Ginger S. Myers, University of Maryland Extension Specialist at email@example.com, 301-432-2767 ext.338. Pre-payment and registration are required for this workshop.
The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.
Los programas del Colegio de Agricultura y Recursos Naturales de la Universidad de Maryland están abiertos a todos y no discriminará contra nadie debido a raza, edad, sexo, color, orientación sexual, discapacidad física o mental, religión, descendencia, origen nacional, estatus matrimonial, información genética, afiliación política, o identificación y expresión de género.
Guiding food entrepreneurs through the initial steps to start a business, this class combines educational presentations, guest speakers and a highly interactive learning environment to address: