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October 26 - Making It in Michigan Conf.
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Michigan isn’t just a great place to live -- it’s a great place to eat. The fourth annual Making It in Michigan conference hosted by the Michigan State University Product Center is the state’s premier specialty food show and is slated for October 26 at the Lansing Center.

 


Via: Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Contact:  Eileen Gianiodis, gianiod1@msu.edu, 517-432-1555, ext. 230, 517-242-4753 (cell)

Great Lakes, great food: Making It in Michigan Conference to take place in Lansing

EAST LANSING – Michigan isn’t just a great place to live -- it’s a great place to eat. The fourth annual Making It in Michigan conference hosted by the Michigan State University Product Center is the state’s premier specialty food show and is slated for October 26 at the Lansing Center.

The conference is a must-attend for food entrepreneurs, business owners and industry professionals who want to make the most of proven opportunities of success.

The conference features helpful tools for food entrepreneurs at every career stage. A “Developing It” session will help people determine whether their food idea is marketable, while people with finished products can show off their work to buyers and retail markets at the trade show. There are also workshops on production and processing, food safety and finding the ideal marketing strategy.

The conference also has sessions for food buyers, processors and those in the agricultural business:

  • 8:30 a.m. Registration
  • 9:30 a.m. Welcome address from Dr. Chris Peterson, director of the MSU Product Center
  • 9:45 a.m. Keynote speaker Harvey Hartman, founder, chairman and CEO of The Hartman Group, will speak about how his group connects with consumers.
  • 10:45 a.m. Product Center awards presented
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch, private trade show for attendees
  • 1:15 p.m. Breakout session one: Choose from seminars in Making It, Developing It and food safety in dairy and meats.
  • 2:30 p.m. Breakout session two: Choose from seminars in Marketing It, Developing It and food safety – the perishable food category, bakery and beverages..
  • 12:30 – 4 p.m. Marketing Trade Show: The Marketing Trade Show can expose products to both consumers, buyers, distributors, food service and industry professionals and members of the Michigan Grocers Association who will be attending.

The MSU Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources promotes business innovation in agriculture, food, natural resources and the bioeconomy through a collaboration of Michigan State University Extension and Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station. Project GREEEN also provides major funding. The center helps producers develop and market products with the help of the expertise of MSU faculty and staff.

Support is provided by our conference sponsors: Meijer, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Cooperative Development, C.S. Mott Chair of Sustainable Agriculture, Michigan Turkey Producers, Greenstone Farm Credit Services, Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan Sugar, Prima Civitas, Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), University Outreach and Engagement and Mike McIntyre Attorney at Law/Certified Public Accountant.

Participants and vendors can register online  at www.makingitinmichigan.msu.edu.

The cost is $60.

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