Restaurant marketing workshop set
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 6:00 pm
The Messenger 09.14.10
Increased demand for local foods has spurred an increase in the number of farmers directly marketing products. The boom also has restaurants and retailers interested in purchasing from local farmers.
Dr. Tim Woods, professor at the University of Kentucky, and his UK Cooperative Extension Ser-vice colleagues have developed an educational program — “MarketReady” — to help give farmers the information and tools needed to build marketing relationships with restaurants and retailers like grocery stores.
The UT Center for Profitable Agriculture has teamed up with Woods to offer the MarketReady workshop to Tennessee farmers. The workshop will be held Oct. 7 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in Knoxville. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Sept. 27. Registration is $25 per person.
Contact the Center for Profitable Agriculture at (931) 486-2777 or visit the center’s website, http://cpa.utk.edu, for more information or to register.
The workshop is coordinated by the Center for Profitable Agriculture and funded, in part, by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. The Center for Profitable Agriculture is a partnership of UT Extension and the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation.