Symposium cultivates the business of food

The Department of Agriculture will host the first Georgia Grown Symposium on Nov. 8-9 in Macon.

The two-day symposium, “Growing Your Business through Georgia Grown,” held at the Macon Marriott City Center, will focus on the production, distribution and consumer side of food products as part of the state’s innovative Georgia Grown marketing program, which links producers and consumers.

Participants can choose workshops that fit their needs, ranging from finance, food safety, contracts and licensing, regulations, economic development and agritourism with workshops led by experts.

“Whether it’s expanding markets in Georgia or across the globe, the 2012 Georgia Grown Symposium will help farmers and other agribusinesses define and increase their food-related business,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black, who will open and close the event.

“This opportunity is open to anyone, from our larger growers, to someone who wants to sell homemade jams and jellies. Through Georgia Grown initiatives, such as the Symposium, we are helping our state’s number one industry continue to grow and contribute to our economy.”

Pre-registration is required to attend; visit the event website to register and see updates on topics and speakers. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 26. 

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