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Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center

Basic Training

FAPC offers a Basic Training workshop for food business entrepreneurs that helps participants address issues through business planning assistance, market identification, strategies and an explanation of food processing regulations.
February 16, 2017
April 20, 2017
June 15, 2017
August 17, 2017
October 19, 2017

Registration: 7:45 a.m.
Workshop: 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Register (Visa, MasterCard, Cash or Checks Accepted)

The FAPC offers a Basic Training workshop for food business entrepreneurs that 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 will learn about technical assistance available to individual companies from the FAPC, including product testing and evaluation, process scaleup, 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.
Speakers:
  • Featured luncheon speaker from industry, as well as discussion with FAPC faculty and staff and state program officials.

Registration:

  • Cost: $200
    Please note a $25 fee will be billed to those who fail to cancel or attend.
  • Registration fee includes workshop materials and lunch costs.
  • Register (Visa, MasterCard, Cash or Checks Accepted), or call Karen Smith at 405-744-6277 to pay by phone.
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