Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Program on Selling Farm Products to Businesses, Institutions Coming in July

An important program on selling farm products to businesses is coming up next month.

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Foodlink are hosting the program titled "Selling Your Farm Produts to Local Businesses and Institution" from 9 a.m. to noon July 15 at the Foodlink Distribution Center,
1999 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester.

According to a news release, the program is aimed to give farmers "the practical facts about how to plan for marketing relationships with businesses and institutions, maintain the supply contacts, and other important factors, like risk and profitability."

Attendees will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of small-scale wholesale, pricing and crop planning and will be able to tour Foodlink’s new food hub distribution center and learn its role for farmers in marketing. There also will be an official from an area institution on hand to talk to farmers about the possibility of purchasing food directly from the farm.

The cost is $10. To register or for more information, call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 585-394-3977 ext. 427 or email Nancy at with your name, address, and phone number.

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