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 The registration deadline is Dec. 5.

For more information, call 501-671-2180.

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About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please call 501-671-2180 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

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