Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin
Local Food Business Seminars
The Local Food Business Seminars provide producers with an affordable opportunity to learn technical assistance skills from regional experts and peers in a classroom and/or webinar setting. This year's seminars are presented monthly by DATCP and University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension. Check below for scheduled workshops and the webinar archive.
Tuesday seminars will be held in Ashland beginning at 8:15 a.m.
Wednesday seminars will be hosted in Black River Falls beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Thursday seminars will be held in Green Bay and begin at 8:15 a.m.
Friday seminars will be held in Madison beginning at 8:15 a.m. and also offered by webinar.
February 2014: Planning the Best to Avoid the Worst - Food Safety
Covering licensing, labeling requirements, hazard control and recall plans for food processing businesses. On-farm food safety resources will also be shared for fresh fruit and vegetable farms.
March 2014: Marketing 201 - Packaging/Labeling, Social Marketing, E-Commerce and Web Presence
Marketing your products starts with your brand. Learn about the importance of branding and package development. From there, learn how social marketing can increase your local food sales.
April 2014: Know your Buyer
A panel discussion from buyers of restaurants, food-service directors and grocery stores. Find out what they are looking for and how to best approach them with your products. Hear from successful case studies of producer/buyer relationships.
May 2014: Selling through a Distributor
A panel discussion from a number of distributors, food hubs and aggregators. Find out what model works best for you and your business.
Videos of past workshops are available in the Webinar Archives
. If you have any questions or would like to be informed when the archives become available, please contact Callie LaPoint at email@example.com