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USU and UNR Extension Hold Farm Products to Food Products Workshop

Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013


Contact:

Kynda Curtis

Extension Agricultural Marketing Specialist

Utah State University

Phone: (435) 797-0444

E-Mail: kynda.curtis@usu.edu

USU AND UNR EXTENSION HOLD FARM PRODUCTS TO FOOD PRODUCTS WORKSHOP
 

LOGAN – Utah State University Extension and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension co-sponsor the workshop “Farm Products to Food Products: Increased Sales and Season Extension through Value-Added Products” Monday, May 13, in Las Vegas and Tuesday, May 14, in Reno from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time both days.

The one-day workshop held in two locations is intended to provide growers and small processors with relevant information and strategies for developing and marketing valued-added products through direct and wholesale outlets. Workshop topics take a start-to-finish perspective, ranging from idea conceptualizing to business planning, ingredient testing and labeling, processing and sales and marketing strategies. The workshop is taught by Extension personnel from both universities, local growers and industry representatives.

According to Kynda Curtis, USU Extension agricultural marketing specialist and workshop organizer, the workshop will provide farmers and others looking to develop food products for sale with an overview of the product development, processing and market planning steps which need to be considered.

Registration cost is $40 per person and includes breaks, lunch and all program materials. For Las Vegas online registration, visit http://lasvegasfarmtofood.eventbrite.com. For Reno, visit http://renofarmtofoodproducts.eventbrite.com.

The Las Vegas workshop will be held at the UNCE Clark County building, 8050 Paradise Road, Suite 100, Las Vegas. The Reno workshop will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 East 2nd Street, Reno.

Program partners include the USDA-Risk Management Agency, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the USU Extension Food Quality and Entrepreneurship Program.

For additional information, contact Curtis at kynda.curtis@usu.edu or at 435-797-0444.

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