Please help us spread the word about this new workshop series. All programs are free, and targeted at farm or food-related businesses.
Workshops will be held at:
Allen Market Place, 1629 E. Kalamazoo St. Lansing, MI 48912
And, are broken into two different styles:
Wednesdays from 1-1:30 PM: 20-30 minute “flash trainings” that provide an in-depth look at a single topic, conveniently timed to fit busy producer’s schedules and coincide with the Allen Street Farmers Market.
Fridays from 1-3 PM: More conventional workshops covering a range of topics around improving food safety and business practices for farmers, food producers, or those interested in starting new food businesses.
For questions, or to RSVP to any workshop contact Exchange Manager Neal Valley at:
517.999.3923 | Exchange@AllenMarketPlace.org
Wednesday 7/9 – 1-1:30 PM – Resources for Building and Sustaining a Small Business by Kristine Ranger, Educator at Knowledge Navigators
Wednesday 7/16 – 1-1:30 PM – On Farm Food Safety – Hazard Analysis by Phil Tocco, MSU Extension Educator and Food Safety guru for Jackson County
Friday, 7/25 – 1-3 PM – Starting a (Food) Business by Tom Donaldson, Regional Director for the Michigan Small Business Development Center
Wednesday, 8/13 – 1-1:30 PM – What Resources Can Conservation Districts Offer Small and Diversified Farmers? by Jen Silveri MEAEP Technician for Eaton County Conservation District
Friday, 8/29 – 1-3 PM – Calculating Production Costs to Determine Return on Investment by Kristine Ranger
Wednesday 9/3 – 1-1:30 PM – Food Safety – Traceability by Phil Tocco
Wednesday 9/24 – 1-1:30 PM – Interactive Activity – Human Resource Skills: An Introduction to Self-Awareness and Effectively Managing Others by Kristine Ranger
Friday 9/26 – 1-3 PM – Pathways to Product Development: Resources Available from MSU’s Product Center by Diane Smith, Innovation Counselor at MSU Product Center
Wednesday 10/1 – 1-1:30 PM – Food Safety: Water Quality by Phil Tocco
Friday 10/31 – 1:00-3:00 PM – MEAEP Certification and Safe*Crop*A*Syst: Free Resources for Farm, Food, and Environmental Safety by Jen Silveri
Friday 11/14 – 1-3 PM – Marketing Your Business by Laurie Lonsdorf, Senior Business Consultant at Michigan Small Business Development Center
Friday 12/12 – 1-3 PM – Analyzing the Competition: Where Do You Fit in the Marketplace? by Kristine Ranger
Workshops are presented by Allen Neighborhood Center, and were made possible by the generous support of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (http://michigan.gov/mda) and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) (http://www.purelansing.org/).