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Food for Profit

October 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Have you ever been told that your favorite homemade bread, or salsa, is “good enough to sell?” Do you have additional fruit or vegetables from your farm or home garden that you would like to make into a commercial product?

Food for Profit is a one-day workshop designed to help you work through the maze of local and state regulations, food safety issues, and business management concepts that all must be considered in setting up a commercial food business. The course will be held at the Baltimore County AG Center, University of Maryland Extension-Baltimore County Office, 1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This session of Penn State Extension’s popular course has been specifically adapted to Maryland’s food production regulations, food entrepreneurial resources, and marketing opportunities.


Food for Profit will take you step-by-step through the entrepreneurial process. It will provide you with the information and skills to assess if your idea will be something that will sell at a profit. Conducting a feasibility study (to see if yours is a good business idea), performing marketing research, and beginning to draft a business plan are a few of the concrete tools taught by certified instructors and business experts. By attending this class, you can learn how to evaluate the opportunities on paper before you look for funding or take action (saving money and time).

REGISTRATION (Registration deadline – Thursday, October 10, 2019)
Registration for Food for Profit, is $55.00 (includes all materials and lunch)


October 17, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


University of Maryland Extension


Baltimore County Ag Center
1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
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