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Basic Training

Basic Training for food business entrepreneurs helps participants address issues through business planning assistance, market identification, strategies and an explanation of food processing regulations. Small-group exchanges and guest speakers from government and industry assist in relaying information in each area.

Food Safety Professional IconDates:

February 21, 2019
April 18, 2019
June 20, 2019
August 15, 2019
October 17, 2019

Registration: 7:45 a.m.
Workshop: 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Register Online

Location:

Room 120 FAPC

Workshop Description:

Basic Training for food business entrepreneurs helps participants address issues through business planning assistance, market identification, strategies and an explanation of food processing regulations. Small-group exchanges and guest speakers from government and industry assist in relaying information in each area.

Basic Training participants also learn about technical assistance available to individual companies from FAPC, including product testing and evaluation, process scale up, pilot processing, engineering and analytical services.

While there is not a specific food business-starting formula, there are some common topics every potential food processor should consider, such as:

  • How much up-front capital will I need?
  • What regulations apply to me?
  • Who are my target customers?
  • How can I get my product to customers?
  • When should I expect my business to make money?
  • The Topics:

  • Planning your business
  • Health regulations
  • Product and market evaluation
  • Labeling and UPC codes
  • Patents and trademarks
  • Processing and co-packing
  • Liabilities and legalities
  • Assistance available to entrepreneurs
  • Other Workshop Features:

  • Featured luncheon speaker from industry
  • Discussion with FAPC faculty and staff and state program officials to ensure each participant gets the most out of each subject.

    Cost:

    $200 per person

    A $25 fee will be billed to those who fail to cancel or attend. The registration fee includes workshop materials and lunch costs.

    Registration:

    Register Online

    Or, call Karen Smith at 405-744-6277 to pay by phone.

    Visa, MasterCard, Cash or Checks Accepted