The training program is open to the general public, farmers/producers, and Extension Agents can receive continuing education credits for attending. Registration will be free for Extension Agents, and it will cost only $25 for other participants.
The MarketReady Producer Training Program is for those interested in selling products to restaurants, grocers/wholesalers/retailers, and schools/institutions. MarketReady will provide you with a professional marketing education to improve sales relationships, and get you up to speed with the latest local food programs and resources. MarketReady also offers continuing education credits for Extension Agents.
UK Extension Professor Tim Woods will present the curriculum and participants will also enjoy a panel of guest speakers. Meet buyers, chefs, and staff from the KY Department of Agriculture, KY Center for Agriculture and Rural Development, KY Small Business Development Center, and more. Registration costs $25, which includes class materials, refreshments, and lunch. Space is limited so register now!
Graduates of MarketReady will also be able to attend the Eastern KY Regional MarketReady Graduate Meet the Buyer Forum at the Morehead Conference Center on April 6th! Hundreds of business and personal contacts were made at the first Meet the Buyer Forum last year! Don’t let your producers miss it! Please feel free to distribute the attached flyers, which contain more information about the training, Meet the Buyer Forum, and registration for both events.
To Register: Send an e-mail to kevin.heidemann(at)uky.edu or call at (859) 218-4383.
MarketReady Training Knott County – Tuesday, March 17th by 4 PM
Meet the Buyer Program Morehead – Monday, March 30th by 4 PM