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Farm to Fork: Making the Connection By April Reese Sorrow

For people interested in starting a new food business, the University of Georgia will offer a two-day workshop in Tifton, Ga. Farm to Fork: Making the Connection will be held Nov. 1 and 2 at the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory.

The program will cover business planning and financing, formulation and packaging, and distribution and sales. Participants will learn legal and regulatory issues and develop food-defense plans. Experts with UGA’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development will discuss quality and food safety concerns. Participants will leave with a personalized score card detailing their business development progress.

The Nov. 1 workshop will last 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 one will last 9 a.m. to noon. NESPAL is located at 2360 Rainwater Road in Tifton, Ga. Preregistration is required. Scholarships are available for the first 40 participants who apply. Registration includes lunch Nov. 1, as well as beverage breaks and snacks on both days.

The workshop is sponsored by UGA’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness.

To register or for more information, go to the website www.areg.caes.uga.edu/#farmtofork .

(April R. Sorrow is a science writer with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.)

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