Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Utah's Own Summit set for Brigham City April 24

 

 

Utah’s Own Schedules Follow-up Summit in Brigham City for Local Food Producers
Local food companies invited to attend

Brigham City area food companies have another chance to learn from the pros how to market and sell their products during the upcoming Utah’s Own Entrepreneurial workshop.
Following the very successful Summit held in April 2014, the Northern Utah Small Business Development Centers and Utah’s Own are again partnering to provide a unique follow-up opportunity.  This is in response to last year’s participants responding to a survey with 99% indicating they would like it to be an annual event.  Food-oriented companies are especially invited to receive training from industry experts and discuss forming local Utah’s Own Chapters.  Local Chapters can provide ongoing training and networking opportunities that would address specific challenges affecting area businesses while continuing to interact with the statewide Utah’s Own Program.

When:  Friday, April 24, 2015.  Registration begins at 9:00 am with presentations, breakouts and lunch from 9:30 to 12:30.  Admission and lunch are free.  Registration is available by calling Wendy English at 435-919-7627, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Where:  USU Brigham City Campus, 265 West 1100 South, Brigham City, Utah.

Why:  To provide training on basics for going retail and other marketing options; international marketing; and, the benefits of trade shows.  Also, an overview of the Utah’s Own Chapter concept will be presented allowing attendees to participate in establishing local chapters and leadership. 

Who:  Presentations and information will be provided by:  Luann Adams, Commissioner of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food; Jason Yerka, Brigham City SBDC Director; Steve Reich, CEO of RMarketing Dept LLC; Jed Christenson, Director of Marketing for Utah’s Own and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food; and, Seth Winterton and Tamra Watson with Utah’s Own will help lead the discussions on forming local Chapters.

Local farmers, ranchers, restaurant owners, caterers, food entrepreneurs and any others that grow, manufacture, distribute or sell food are invited to attend.  More information is available by contacting your local SBDC office or Utah’s Own

Contacts: 
Wendy English, Brigham City SBDC
Mike Young, Logan SBDC
Cindy Roberts, Cache Business Resource Center
Jed Christenson, Utah’s Own (801-538-7108, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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posted: April 7, 2015