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February 2019
February 2019
Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop - Nelson
 Kootenay Country Store Co-operative (777 Baker St. Nelson)
Ideal for micro, small, and medium-sized food processors looking to improve and/or expand their operations, and farmers looking for value-added.
This 2-day workshop series is presented and funded by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector.
  • The workshops, delivered by the Farm|Food|Drink team of specialists, include 8 modules that cover:
  • The Business Planning Process: learn the process and structure to plan your food business
  • Product Development: learn formulation techniques and how to commercialize your recipes
  • Market Access and Analysis:  learn the basics of how to research and market your food products
  • Quality Assurance: learn the implementation of operational standards
  • Financial Planning: learn how to develop and use budgets, forecasts, and financial statements
  • Labeling and Packaging: review the keys of package design, regulations, and food protection
  • Production Economics: determine the costs of production, operations, and co-packing options
  • Logistics: learn the basics of procurement, receiving, storage and shipping
This 2-day workshop costs $100 per participant and requires you to meet certain eligibility requirements. But in return you get access to industry experts, connect to people in the area, and you keep the 8 modules and exercises covered so that you can take what you worked on and apply it immediately to your business.
BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops (Armstrong)
The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative is hosting an agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshop aimed at agricultural producers from all sectors, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local government representatives. Producers will gain vital knowledge to prepare themselves and their operations, and to maximize the efficacy and safety of local emergency response in the event of fire.