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By Dave EdmarkThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Fast facts: * Arkansas Food Innovation Center to present sessions in Little Rock, Pine Bluff
and Forrest City * Workshops to show how to take food product from concept to commercial markets
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – How to start a food processing business will be explained during
workshops in three Arkansas cities in October. The sessions are being presented by
the Arkansas Food Innovation Center, which assists entrepreneurs with processing value-added
Personnel from AFIC, a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture,
will explain the fundamentals of starting a food processing business and will show
participants the process of taking a food product from concept to the commercial market.
The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at these dates and places:
The agenda for the sessions will include information about food processing facilities,
business plans, marketing, food preservation, food additives and ingredients, food
processing equipment, packaging and labels, regulations and liability.
Registration is required and limited to 50 people per site. The workshop is free and
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity,
sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran
status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org