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Workshop looks at food as a business
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- A workshop in north Mississippi focuses on turning dreams into reality for anyone considering getting into a food-related business.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service is sponsoring Food as a Business Aug. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DeSoto County Extension office in Hernando. Registration for Food as a Business is $35 and includes lunch, breaks and conference materials. Speakers represent the Extension Service, the Mississippi Development Authority, the state Department of Health, manufacturing and retail.
"We designed this conference for anyone who has ever dreamed of owning and operating their own food business," said Anna Hood, food technologist and Extension associate professor with the Food and Fiber Center. "Participants can experience firsthand what is required to get started in a food manufacturing or wholesale distribution business."
The conference brings together experts on a variety of topics related to food as a business. Workshops focus on customer and retailer relations, legal issues, labeling, marketing, sales, profits and costs. The day ends with a question and answer session where participants can interact with the experts.
Registration for the Aug. 5 event closes July 29. For more information, contact Extension county coordinator Art Smith at (662) 429-1343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.