Colorado

There is still time to register for the Marketing Your Food Product workshop. The Colorado Department of Agriculture is offering this educational seminar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 22, at the Holiday Inn, 10 E. 120th Ave., Northglenn, Colo.

"If you are thinking of starting a food processing business or would like to know more about marketing food products, this workshop is a great first step," said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. "Our goal is to help companies identify effective ways to market their products."

The one-day workshop features hands-on, practical advice from professionals in brand building, promotions, website design, marketing plan development, food safety and labeling. In addition to the presentations, participants will also have an opportunity to learn from their peers by networking with representatives from other food processing companies.

Speakers include Clark Wilson, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; Dr. Dawn Thilmany, Colorado State University; John Recca, BrandWerks Group; John Amerman, Great Western Tortilla Company; Chef Don Louie, Aikan/Golden Dragon; Victoria Loran, Azari Fruit Products; Jim Schott, Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy and John Vahalek, Webolutions Inc.

The registration fee is $35 per person if postmarked by April 16 and $40 after the deadline. Registration includes the program, information packet and lunch. For more information or to register, contact Wendy White at 303-239-4119 or visit www.coloradoagriculture.com.

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