Published on 05/08/12

UGA Griffin Campus to host Farm to Fork food business workshop

Those who are ready to take their “famous” barbecue sauce recipes or farm stand cheeses to the next level should make plans to attend the next Farm to Fork workshop, May 22-23 at the University of Georgia Campus in Griffin.

The workshop, hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, will be a crash course in the basics of starting and growing a food business in Georgia.

“Sometimes attendees are people who just have an idea kicking around in their head and need some information about what it would take to bring to market in terms of regulation, marketing and production,” said Tommie Shepherd, an agricultural economist with the CAED.

The workshop will also include sessions designed to help existing food business owners invigorate their marketing plans, improve packaging and find that precious space on supermarket shelves.

“Anybody with just an idea for a product or those who have a product line that they would like to expand will benefit from this workshop,” said Sharon P. Kane, a CAED food development economist.

Registration is $139 registration, but a limited number of $100 scholarship are available.

For more information about the workshop’s schedule and the presenters visit or call the CAES conference office at (706) 542-0808.