University of Georgia
Have you ever wondered what it would take to put your family heirloom recipe on the supermarket shelves? A one-day University of Georgia workshop will answer this and many more questions related to new food businesses.
The UGA Food Science Extension Outreach Program and the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development will present "Starting a New Food Business in Georgia" at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens March 28 in Savannah. It will start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.
Potential food business entrepreneurs will learn how to start and grow a food business from UGA food science and agribusiness faculty experts. They'll be able to meet and learn from people who have started their own successful food businesses, too.
You can even bring a sample of your food product for a brief, one-on-one consultation with the experts.
The workshop will cover evaluating the feasibility of a new business, finding funding, exploring legal and regulatory issues, critical quality and safety concerns, production strategies and marketing.
The cost is $75, which includes instruction, lunch, workshop materials and a notebook. The deadline to register is March 9. To get a registration form, either call (706) 542-0272 or click on "Workshop Calendar" and scroll down to March 28 at www.EFSonline.uga.edu.
(Sharon Omahen is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)