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Food Business Central


$25 Enroll

Full course description

Food Business Central equips food entrepreneurs with knowledge and strategy to launch a successful farm-raised or home-based food business in Ohio. This self-paced course is designed for anyone wanting to start a packaged food business. This includes small or beginning farmers looking for value-added opportunities for crops grown or livestock raised on their farms. It also includes those who want to utilize local agricultural products to make and sell value-added foods. Navigating food regulations and applying best practices for food safety can be challenges for food business owners. This course is designed to serve as a centralized hub to connect participants to information and resources regarding all types of food products they might want to make and sell.

There are NO refunds issued for this course. 

If you have questions about the course, contact Emily Marrison at

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