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Edible Startup Summit Slated for Madison in November
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 08/18/2017

If you're considering starting a local food business or already in the early stages of development, then make plans to attend the Edible Startup Summit scheduled for November 17-18 at the American Family Center in Madison.

Co-hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture's Ag and Food Center and Dane County UW-Extension, the two-day summit offers a comprehensive and interactive education on what it takes to develop a local food business.

Local and regional experts will provide information on a wide range of topics, including: how to raise money to start or grow a food business; how to create a unique brand; current market trends; food safety requirements; how to get a product onto the grocery shelf; how to do a demo; how to work with a distributor; and business concept planning. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with industry veterans, network with other entrepreneurs, and attend a field trip to food business incubators.

"Past attendees have been impressed with what amounts to a very comprehensive education on what it takes to develop a local food business," said DATCP Local Foods Program Manager Kietra Olson. "Whether you're just getting started with your business, or ready to take it to the next level, the Edible Startup Summit can be a great source of information."

For more information or to register, call 608-224-5112 or 608-224-5051.

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