Beginning Farmer Webinar Series: Getting Started With Selling to Schools and Hospitals

Date: February 10, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST
Location: webinar
Contact: Kendra Wills: 616-608-7424 or or Garrett Ziegler: 616-608-7436 or

This two-hour Adobe Connect webinar is part of the ongoing “2014 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series.”

One of the most difficult aspets of starting a farm is establishing relationships with potential markets for your produts. While many beginning farmers concentrate only on farmers markets or CSAs, ther are many other options to consider that could help farmers diversity their market channels.

MSU Extension educators Kendra Wills and Garrett Ziegler will present on the most effective ways to begin selling to local hospitals and schools. Topics will include: food safety requirements for institutional markets, wholesale pricing, strategies for communicating with food service directors, selling through a distributor or food hub, and available resources to help get you started. 

Questions and discussion will take place through the webinar ‘chat’ function. Supporting written materials will be available for download during and after the webinar.

Participants will receive the webinar URL after their registration and payment is received. A recording of the webinar will be made available to registered (and paid) participants within 10 days of the session.

Visit the Getting Started With Selling to Schools and Hospitals webinar registration page for more information.

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