ACES WORKSHOP TO AID FARMER-MANAGED MARKETING
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host a two-day workshop highlighting farmer-managed marketing of livestock products April 25 and 26. The workshop, which will provide insight on expanded marketing opportunities, will take place in the Lambert-Powell Meats Laboratory at Auburn University.
"Farmers are always looking for ways to boost revenues," said Dr. Walt Prevatt, an Extension economist. "This workshop will expose them to many issues they might not have considered."
Topics to be discussed at the workshop include entrepreneurship, food safety and labeling, permits, licenses and regulations for preharvest and processing livestock products and retail distribution and merchandising of livestock products, business planning, business management, and information on community supported agriculture.
Speakers will include various entrepreneurs, experts from Auburn University, North Carolina State University, the University of Tennessee and representatives from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and the Alabama Department of Public Health.
The required registration fee is $40 and will include materials, a notebook, meals and breaks. Early registration is encouraged. Space is limited to 100 participants. To register send your name or the name of your business, your mailing address, including city, state and zip code; a contact phone number; and a current e-mail address to Ag Economics Department, Attn: Dr. Walt Prevatt, 208 Comer Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849.
For directions or more information, call (334) 844-1566. To receive a refund, all cancellations must be received seven days before the workshop.