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Critical Challenges in Aggregating, Processing, and Distribution Local Foods
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010; 9 -11:30 am
Best Western Inn on the Park, 22 South Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703
Please join us on Tuesday, September 28th for a Â½ day program highlighting the findings of a 2-year research project focused on the transportation and distribution needs for local and regional food.Â Â The day will kick-off with a keynote presentation by Michael Shuman, research and public policy director with Business Alliance for Local, Livable Economies (BALLE).Â Several businesses highlighted in the research publication â€œScaling Up: Meeting the Demand for Local Foodâ€ will participate in the session, sharing perspective on their challenges and innovative solutions for local food distribution.
Larry Alsum -Alsum Produce
Lindsey Day Farnsworth -UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Diana Endicott -Good Natured Family Farms
Anne Pfeiffer -UW-Extension Agricultural Innovation Center
Annaka Witkop – Organic Valley
Lori Zuidema – Coop Partners Warehouse
To register for this free event, please email Sarah Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org
The eXtension Entrepreneurship webinar series is back for the fourth season. All webinars will air monthly on the second Thursday at 2:00pm (ET), 1:00pm (CT).
On Thursday, September 9, 2010 we open with a three-month series on specialty food businesses. Septemberâ€™s topic will be Starting Right in Specialty Foods. Join Brian Norder, Director of the Vermont Food Venture Center for an informative session on what it takes to start and grow a specialty food business. Brian has over a decade of experience assisting entrepreneurs in all phases of food-related business development.
On October 14 the webinar will focus on the importance of branding and will feature specialty food business owners Judith Moore of the Charleston Cookie Company (http://www.charlestoncookie.com) and Robin Rhea, Slather Sauce.
The November 11 webinar will conclude this series with a look at Culinary Tourism, an emerging niche that combines agriculture, specialty food and tourism. This presentation will feature a panel of Extension specialists working on Culinary Tourism initiatives.
No pre-registration is required and there is no fee to participate. About 10 minutes prior to the start time simply go the Adobe Connect Pro meeting room at http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ecop/.