Food Business & Regulation
Starting or growing food business in Michigan is an increasingly popular entrepreneurial activity. Going from concept to reality is possible by matching your vision with the educational resources and technical assistance available through Michigan State University Extension. Whether you are a specialty food business or agri-business industry leader, MSUE offers business counseling, technical assistance and specialized services customized to your business. Resources include assistance with business planning and information regarding both Michigan and federal food business regulations, including those who produce food under Michigan’s Cottage Food Law. Specialized services available through clients of the MSU Product Center—Food, Ag, Bio include recipe commercialization, packaging and labeling assistance and other services for product development and product launch.
January 26, 2015 | Mark Hitchcock | Governor Rick Snyder proclaims food and agriculture industry in Michigan exceeds $100 billion.
January 23, 2015 | Jim Isleib | Evaluation of 2014 MSU Extension’s Beginning Farmer Webinar Series shows positive results.
January 8, 2015 | Ron Kinnunen | Topics include changing water levels, prey fish populations, sea lamprey control, contaminants, sustainability and purchasing local fish.
December 31, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | The MSU Product Center is the go-to place for food, agriculture, bio-economy, and natural resources-based business counseling.
December 31, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Prospective winery licensees can learn to start a Michigan winery at the one-day winery development conference on March 4, 2015 at Michigan State University.
December 29, 2014 | Frank Gublo | Adequate hand washing facilities and technique are essential in creating safe food products.
December 23, 2014 | Garrett Ziegler | Bon Appetit Management Company, a leader in local food service management, and MLB's Giants partner on outfield garden for fruits, vegetables, flowers and even sod.
December 23, 2014 | Garrett Ziegler | With farmers operating at slim margins, they often can't afford to individually market directly to consumers. This new USDA grant allows area farmers to pool their resources for stronger marketing muscle.
December 23, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | The first-ever Cost of Establishment and Production of Hybrid Grapes has been developed based on 2013 industry values.
December 23, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Cornell University’s Cost of Establishment and Production of V. vinifera Grapes has been revised based on 2013 industry values.
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Date: Feb 5, 2015
Location: Newaygo County MSU Extension Office, 817 S. Stewart, Fremont, MI
Date: Feb 6, 2015
Location: Lapeer County MSU Extension - 1800 Imlay City Road, Lapeer, MI 48446
Date: Feb 12, 2015 - Feb 19, 2015
Location: Kent County Health Department, 700 Fuller Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Agricultural Literacy
- Aquaculture Development
- Cottage Food Law
- Good Agricultural Practices
- Making It in Michigan
- Meat Processing Variance Training
- Michigan MarketMaker
- MSU Product Center
- MSU Product Center – Food, Ag, Bio
- Seafood HACCP & Value-Added Fisheries
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity