Penn State Extension to Offer ‘Food for Profit’ Class

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Holiday food makes traditions. Convenience foods are in high demand. Bold new flavors wanted! Are you a Food Entrepreneur that thinks outside the box?  Penn State Extension’s Food for Profit, is a one-day workshop to help you work through the maze of local and state regulations, food safety issues, and business management concepts that all must be considered in setting up a commercial food business. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. The course will take place at the Penn State Extension’s Bradford County Office, 200 Main Street, Suite 3, Towanda, on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How Can Food for Profit Help Me?

Food for Profit will take you step-by-step through the entrepreneurial process. It will provide you with the information and skills to assess if your idea will be something that will sell at a profit. Conducting a feasibility study (to see if yours is a good business idea), performing marketing research, and beginning to draft a business plan are a few of the concrete tools taught by certified instructors and business experts. By attending this class, you can learn how to evaluate the opportunities on paper before you look for funding or take action (saving money and time).

Who Should Attend the Course?

If you want to develop the skills to be innovative and visionary in your business – to grow your food venture – you will enjoy and benefit from this course. If you’re searching for innovative ideas about how to get your enterprise off the ground, this program is for you!  

Registration Information:

Food for Profit will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Penn State Extension’s Bradford County Office, 200 Main Street, Suite 3, Towanda, PA 18848. The tuition cost of $55 per person includes all materials and lunch. Pre-payment and registration are required for this popular workshop, and may be accomplished on-line at http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/entrepreneurs, or by calling the registration coordinator at 717-921-8803. For further information about workshop content, contact Extension Educator Winifred McGee, wwm1@psu.edu717-921-8803.

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