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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Beginning Farmer Webinar Series: Getting Started With Selling to Schools and Hospitals Feb. 10th

Hello All,


I wanted to let you all know about an upcoming educational opportunity for new and beginning farmers called “ Getting Started with Selling to Schools and Hospitals”.  This webinar is part of an ongoing MSU Extension Beginning Farmer Webinar Series.  The series is designed for beginning farmers, but we encourage any growers who are interested in selling to institutions to attend this webinar.  More information below, also see attached flyer.


Monday February 10th MSU Extension educators Kendra Wills and Garrett Ziegler will present on the most effective ways to begin selling to local hospitals and schools. Topics will include: food safety requirements for institutional markets, wholesale pricing, strategies for communicating with food service directors, selling through a distributor or food hub, and available resources to help get you started.  


Questions and discussion will take place through the webinar 'chat' function. Supporting written materials will be available for download during and after the webinar.  Participants will receive the webinar URL after their registration and payment is received. A recording of the webinar will be made available to registered (and paid) participants within 10 days of the session.


Fee: $10.00 per person.


Register at


Payment must be received by Feb. 7 for participants to receive the link to connect to the webinar




Garrett Ziegler


Garrett Ziegler

Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

MSU Extension Greening Michigan Institute


MSU Extension at the Downtown Market

109 Logan SW

Suite B102

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Office: 616.608.7436

Cell: 814.777.3562


Michigan State University Extension programs and

materials are open to all withought regard to race,

color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion,

age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual

orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status.


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