A conference on how to commercialize and market food products will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Sedgwick County Extension office, 7001 W. 21st St.
The conference, "Field to Fork and Recipe to Reality - Bringing Your Food Product to Market," is sponsored by Kansas State University, Butler Community College, and the Kansas Small Business Development Center.
Experts in food processing, regulations, labeling, marketing, distribution and business development will give presentations and will discuss what it takes to bring a food product to market.
"This is for anyone who is interested in sharing great tastes with the world and making money in the process," said Tonya Bronleewe, Sedgwick County Extension educator.
Mark and Nancy Galloway, of Blacksmith Coffee Roastery in Lindsborg, will give a presentation on how they developed their business.
Other presentations include: Food Trends That Will Shape Your Business; The Basics of Starting Your Own Food Business; Writing an Effective Business Plan; Distributing and Marketing Your Food Product; and Avoiding Production Pitfalls in a Growing Business.
The fee is $30, and includes breakfast, beverages and a barbecue lunch. Register at fieldtofork.eventbrite.com.
Call the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center at 316-660-0100 for more information.