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.
Small Farm Direct Marketing Program and Farm to School Program work together as a team to offer education, outreach, technical assitsance, and other projects to increase market opportunities for Washington's food and agriculture businesses. The team serves as a central point of information to share best practices and highlight successful projects across the state to support the development and success of local supply chains. Our education model is built on peer-led, on-site workshops; clear and detailed publications; and approachable and accessible technical assistance.
These WSDA Programs help farms and food businesses access markets that match their scale and type of production and assist them to diversity their markets as they become ready. The team supports the development of emerging markets by educating buyers and consumers, and by designing and sharing education and marketing materials to help consumers recognize the value of Washington foods. WSDA's market development work ties to community goals for economic development through partnerships in urban and rural communities to increase markets and sales for locally-grown foods, and for increasing public health through access to healthy foods grown in Washington.
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