WVU Extension Food for Profit educational session helps new and experienced growers cultivate profits
If you are a gardener or farmer, or have recipes that friends and family are always inquiring about, see how the results of hard work and delicious recipes can pay off with West Virginia University Extension Service’s Food for Profit educational workshop.
The workshop takes place June 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Belington Fire Department, located at 301 Watkins Street in Belington. The cost for the workshop is $30, which includes education materials and lunch.
Food for Profit is a program created by Penn State Extension and customized by the WVU Extension Service to teach West Virginians how to plan, create, finance and run a for-profit food business.
“Whether you’re interested in selling to a restaurant or grocery store–or creating another food enterprise–this program can help by offering education, tips and advice from experts who can help align a business plan with your goals and vision” said Josh Peplowski, WVU Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Barbour County.
The educational workshop will feature speakers from WVU Extension Service, Penn State Extension, West Virginia Public Health, West Virginia Department of Agriculture and other experts in the field.
“From getting started and figuring out the legal twists and turns, to developing a game plan and finding your niche market, participants can learn how to begin or continue growing their for-profit food business,” explained Peplowski.
Some topics for the sessions include food safety for new business, legal matters with running a food business, finding a market niche and financing for a business’s future.
The registration deadline for the event is May 30. For additional information contact Joshua Peplowski at WVU Extension Service’s Barbour County office at 304-457-3254, or by e-mailing Joshua.Peplowski@mail.wvu.edu.
Want to learn more about WVU Extension Service’s agriculture, economic or families and health programs? Visit www.ext.wvu.edu.
CONTACT: Cassie Waugh, WVU Extension Service
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