[montanafood_ag] Webinar Explores Institutional Market for Ag Producers

Rich Myers richm at ncat.org
Thu Mar 5 09:21:42 MST 2015


Are you a local producer looking to expand your opportunities into wholesale and institutional markets?

NCAT will host a free, live webinar, "Selling to Institutional Markets: Strategies and Considerations for Montana Producers" at 11 a.m. on March 26. The University of Montana’s Farm to College Program will provide information and technical assistance to Montana farmers, ranchers, and food processors who are interested in accessing larger food service markets. 

Participants will learn          
•	What institutions look for when sourcing local food
•	Methods for approaching buyers
•	Supplier best practices
•	Food-safety considerations
•	Other tips and tricks for partnering with institutions for wholesale success

Ian Finch, the Farm to College Program Manager at the University of Montana, will be the presenter during the webinar. The webinar will include time for participants to ask questions of Finch as well as a panel of experts in the field, including buyers from the school and hospital markets and an organization experienced with selling to institutions.

Although the webinar is geared toward producers in the Montana, the information should be helpful for producers around the country.

The webinar will be held at 11 a.m. MDT on March 26.

To register: go to attra.ncat.org/institutional

For more information: call 406-723-7582.


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