Seminar to Offer Food Export Information

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Release Date: March 15, 2017

Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041
or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020                                             

MADISON – Whether novice or experienced, food exporting professionals can learn more about food exporting at an upcoming seminar co-organized by the Food Export Association of the Midwest and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. 

The seminar, "Foundations of Food Exporting," will be held Thursday, April 20 in Appleton and will be led by Dennis Lynch, a Food Export Helpline counselor who has been directly involved in monitoring, troubleshooting and facilitating export transactions for more than 25 years. 

Topics to be covered by Lynch and other experts during this full day of food export education include:

  • What's New in Free Trade Agreements?
  • Freight Forwarding for Food and Agricultural Products
  • How to Quote & Price Your Product
  • Money Matters:  Protect Your Payments
  • Food Export-Midwest Programs and Services

The seminar will also include a panel discussion with companies discussing challenges and successes in exporting.

"Information to be shared will benefit both the new-to-export company as well as the experienced food exporter," said Lisa Stout, economic development consultant with DATCP's International Agribusiness Center. "The seminar will focus on a wide range of products – specialty food, dairy, pet food, beverages, animal feed, food ingredients –­­ products that you will find on the grocery store shelves, as well as in a restaurant kitchen." 

 The seminar will be held Thursday, April 20 at the DJ Bordini Center, Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton. Cost is $50 per person and the registration deadline is April 18, 2017. Pre-registration is required.

Register Here for the seminar

Food Export Association of the Midwest USA (Food Export-Midwest) and Food Export USA-Northeast (Food Export-Northeast) are non-profit organizations composed of 22 Midwestern and Northeastern state agricultural promotion agencies that use federal, state and industry resources to help U.S. suppliers increase product sales overseas. These services include export promotion, customized export assistance, and a cost-share funding program.

Since 1966, the International Agribusiness Center of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has provided export assistance to Wisconsin's food and agriculture industry.  Services include export education, market access support and market development and promotion. 

For more information, contact Lisa Stout at (608) 224-5126, or