OSU to offer food business course in Portland Nov. 6

October 24, 2003

PORTLAND – If you are interested in starting a food business, but not quite sure how to get started, prepare to spend the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Food Innovation Center in Portland.

Oregon State University and Washington State University will offer a course called "Northwest Food Business 101: Helping New Food Industry Entrants" from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Food Innovation Center, located 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 is OSU's urban-based Agricultural Experiment Station.

Author: Carol Savonen
Source: Aaron Johnson