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September 15, 2014 | Diane L. Smith | Greg Morano shares his success story of growing his food sales. Find out how he uses placement, relationship, pricing and demos to increase sales.
September 11, 2014 | Hal Hudson | Production recordkeeping is an important task for any vegetable or crop farm, whether small, medium or large in size.
September 11, 2014 | Diane L. Smith | Starting and growing a business in food, agriculture and natural resources is one focus of Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference. Learn about the role of community leaders, and how entrepreneurs are important to your community.
September 11, 2014 | Diane L. Smith | Are you reaching your capacity in food processing and need someone else to make it in larger quantities? Learn how to shop for a co-packer to ensure you make an informed decision that will help your business grow.
September 11, 2014 | Andy Hayes | If a company asks you today “Where can I set up shop in your community?” are you prepared to answer? Knowing your communities’ available sites and amenities is essential for growth.
September 11, 2014 | Andy Hayes | Crowdfunding is the new way for entrepreneurs to get funding and investors to find new ventures.
September 11, 2014 | Andy Hayes | Everyone is familiar with recycling, but upcycling can save the planet and be a lot of fun! Are you Upcycling?
September 11, 2014 | Diane L. Smith | Starting a commercial food business or changing your business activities to a commercial business will affect much more than just the licensing of your product. Learn where you can gain more knowledge about the steps needed to accomplish this.
September 11, 2014 | Duke Elsner | The 2014 wine grape crop is short, but wineries will still have a good inventory on hand for the coming sales year.
September 11, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Research surveys of Michigan tasting room visitors and Midwestern wine drinkers indicate low awareness and positive acceptance of cold hardy grape varietals.
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Date: Nov 4, 2014
Location: Kellogg Center, 55 S. Harrison Ave., East Lansing, MI 48824
Date: Nov 10, 2014
Location: University Center - Gaylord, 80 Livingston Blvd., Gaylord, MI 49735
Date: Nov 18, 2014
Location: Genesee County MSU Extension Office, 605 N. Saginaw St., Suite 1A, Flint, MI 48502
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- Cashing in on Business Opportunities
- Cooperative Development Program
- Cottage Food Law
- FastTrac NewVenture Program
- Heritage Tourism
- Michigan MarketMaker
- MSU Product Center
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- Oil and Gas
- Road to Independence Workshop
- Specialized Meat Processing Variance Training
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