AGRICULTURE

Food entrepreneur workshops in Mitchell

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension is presenting a series of trainings for those interested in marketing locally grown food and developing processed foods Feb. 5, 12 and 19 in Mitchell.

The series will include three sessions running from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Each of these classes can be registered for individually. The training will be held at the SDSU Regional Extension Center in Mitchell.

2014 Mitchell Workshop details:

Feb. 5, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Food Safety & Processing for Farmer’s Markets: Handling food safely, sampling, hand washing stations, home processed foods allowed at market including canned and baked goods.

Feb. 12, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Starting a Commercial Licensed Kitchen & Introduction to Food Labeling: Opening a licensed kitchen- regulations, equipment, and facility, safe food handling practices, foodservice manager sanitation certification, types of licenses and overview of food labels.

Feb. 19, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Enhancing Your Farmers Market & Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s): Your market display, special events & added touches, EBT/SNAP benefit utilization, and building a CSA business- models, box contents, marketing & lessons learned.

This training costs $45/person or $15/class. Participants should visit www.igrow.org/events to print a registration form for this training.

Return the registration form to: SDSU Regional Extension Center in Sioux Falls, Attn: Chris Zdorovtsov, 2001 E. 8th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103.

For more information contact Chris Zdorovtsov at 605-782-3290 or Christina.Zdorovtsov@sdstate.edu.