Value-Added Dairy Products Workshop

Worker examining wedge of cheese

This event has been postponed, check back for further details coming soon

Grow your business and enhance profitability potential with this workshop where you’ll be introduced to: new product categories, line extensions, improvements, and repositioning; cost reductions; and other industry innovations and resources

Target Audience: Dairy and Food Processors, Farmers, Entrepreneurs, and Ingredient Suppliers


8:30 AM: Registration
9-11 AM: Morning Session

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Touch base on types of new products on the market
  • How do products get created
    • Value-added product development process overview
    • Concept development process
    • Kitchen/Lab-scale product development
  • Scale-up issues in product development

11-Noon: Tour the JJ Warthesen Food Processing Center & MDFRC Applications Lab
Noon-1 PM: Lunch

workers pouring cheese curds into molds

1-3PM: Afternoon Session

  • Business planning and marketing
  • Food Regulations
  • How to apply for a business license 
  • Food safety plan
  • What type of support FScN can provide
  • Potential funding sources

3-4 PM: Open Session-Q&A

Questions and Further Info: Contact Sonia Patel