OSU to offer food business course in Portland Aug. 28

August 8, 2003

PORTLAND - Oregon State University and Washington State University will offer a workshop for would-be food industry entrepreneurs in Portland on Thursday, Aug. 28.

"Northwest Food Business 101: Helping New Food Industry Entrants" will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Food Innovation Center at 1207 N.W. Naito Parkway, near Union Station, across the street from Albers Mill.

"This is an introductory workshop for the novice designed to offer a basic overview for those who are contemplating or are actually starting a new food business," said Aaron Johnson, food business strategies program leader at the Food Innovation Center, operated by OSU and the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Other benefits of participating in the workshop include an introduction to the Food Innovation Center and the people who work there, and exposure to other networking opportunities, Johnson said.

The workshop, which costs $50, will address technical, regulatory and businesses issues. To sign up, call the Food Innovation Center at 503-872-6680, e-mail Johnson at aaron.johnson@oregonstate.edu, or register online at: http://fic.oregonstate.edu/osu/NWFB/index.htm.

The Food Innovation Center houses a branch of OSU's Agricultural Experiment Station.

Author: Andy Duncan
Source: Aaron Johnson