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Webinar Wednesday: Enabling an Environment for Scaling Food Business, Part 2 of 2

Webinar Wednesday: Enabling Environment for Scaling Food Business, Part 2 of 2
Last month on Webinar Wednesday, we learned about Minnesota’s needs and gaps in food business scaling infrastructure and opportunities to help fill those gaps. In part 2 of this series, we’ll zone in on specific initiatives and accessible tools to help further bridge these gaps. Join us to hear about the Co-Manufacturing Toolbox, cold storage studies and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)’s plans to enhance the directory of co-manufacturing and commercial kitchen spaces in Minnesota. Additionally, other assistance opportunities for local and regional meat processing infrastructure will be explored.

Plus, more information will be shared about the Regional Food Systems Infrastructure grant discussed during January’s webinar, and the role AURI will play. AURI staff will also showcase our food facilities and capabilities and outline proposed food programming restructuring.

Join us February 14, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT. for Webinar Wednesday: Enabling an Environment for Scaling Food Businesses, Part 2 of 2, sponsored by Bremer Bank and Avisen Legal. If you missed January’s Webinar Wednesday, it is available on demand on AURI’s YouTube channel.

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AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday is a recurring webinar series hosted by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute. Each webinar explores different aspects of the food and ag sectors in Minnesota—from resources for food entrepreneurs to innovations in coproducts and biobased energy.

Webinars are scheduled for the second Wednesday of designated event months from 12 pm – 1 pm. Registration is free and open to the public. To learn more about upcoming webinars and watch past recordings, visit us at