WSDA Value-added Workshop Series - Winter 2013
Farmers, chefs, food processors (both existing and new), and passionate 'foodies' take this opportunity to learn how to develop a value-added product from concept to market.
This series of classes will be conducted in a roundtable format in order to encourage collaboration and networking opportuntities.
Guest speakers will present on relevant topics including examples of experienced and successful producers of value-added products.
Some of the topics that we will cover include:
The primary objective is to assist specialty crop producers and processors to increase their farm or business profitability.
We expect to help create new entrepreneurial ventures utilizing WA grown specialty crops as ingredients in successfully marketed value-added products.
Workshop details and location specifics will be forwarded in advance of the first meeting date. (Please include an email and phone contact when you register).
Cost for this workshop series includes lunch for all four days as well as snacks and beverage service.
Schedule for the four day workshops as follows:
For questions or more information contact:
Fred Berman, Education & Outreach Specialist, WSDA Office of Compliance an Outreach - Food Safety & Consumer Services Division. firstname.lastname@example.org - 360.656.5063.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture Office of Compliance and Outreach (OCO) provides education, outreach and fair compliance response to support production of quality agricultural products and to maximize the safety and security of Washington’s food system.
The Office of Compliance and Outreach believes that the most effective way to facilitate good business practices is to provide education before regulation. We prioritize partnership with stakeholders and across agencies to cultivate and communicate best practices for safe food production and marketplace success.