Posts Tagged ‘value added’

Are you starting or growing a food business?dscf3272

Learn how you as a producer or small processor can access new market channels at these one day workshops. Topics include market channel opportunities, basics of food regulations, costing and pricing your products for success, food packaging and labelling, getting your product listed, and food trends: consumer and industry expectations.

For more information and to register visit: www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/busdev/facts/sellingfoodwkshop.htm

Other dates and locations planned are Renfrew, March 7, Smiths Falls, March 8, Huron county, and Middlesex county (dates TBD). Information on these workshops will be added to the OMAFRA website shortly.

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The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs offers four modules to help you generate and evaluate a value added opportunity for your rural business. Learn on your own time when its convenient for you and at your own pace.

Topics Covered

Pre-module: Generating Ideas

  • Why diversify?
  • Are you ready?
  • Market trends and opportunities they present.

Module 1: Selecting Your Best Idea

  • Consider your motivations and risk tolerance
  • Identify your customer
  • Select one or two ideas to pursue further

Module 2: Assessing Your Idea’s Business Potential

  • Further develop and evaluate your business idea in the areas of production, marketing, financial and human resources

Module 3: Next Steps

  • Decide whether you are ready to develop a full business plan for the idea
  • If not, determine what still needs to be done before you proceed with the idea


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