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Workshop offers information about opportunities for food processing and produce aggregation

Registration deadline Dec. 5

LITTLE ROCK —The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will host a workshop on Saturday, Dec. 7, for entrepreneurs interested in starting food businesses.

The workshop will be 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Service headquarters, located at 2301 S. University Ave. in Little Rock. Registration is $20 and includes lunch.

Participants will learn about local food opportunities in food processing and produce aggregation, horticultural considerations for produce selection, producing for farm-to-school, trends in value-added foods, how to become a processing client and more. The event will feature producers and products of Fat Top Farms, Mundi Sauce, My Father’s Garden and others.

Registration is available at http://bit.ly/uafood. The registration deadline is Dec. 5.

For more information, call 501-671-2180.

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