University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Services & Marine Advisory Program
A possible Specialty Food Business Class that could be offered by Cooperative Extension Services in Delta if there is enough interest. Please take a moment to call the Delta Cooperative Extension Office if you’re interested in seeing this opportunity come to life.
Quentin S.W. Fong, Marine Advisory Program, Tel: 907-486-1516; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Idzorek, Cooperative Extension Services, Tel: 907-474-5391; e-mail: email@example.com
Brennan Smith, Marine Advisory Program, Tel: 907-486-1531; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Locations Delta Junction – Delta Career Advancement Center – via smart classroom
Course Description and Goals This course presents the development and management of a successful specialty food business from inception to operation. Practical application of business planning, obtaining financing, permitting, feasibility analysis, marketing, and operational aspects of a specialty food business will be introduced.
This course will be primarily delivered by lectures, supported by 3 homework assignments that are individualized to assist you to develop an action plan for your business. At the end of this course, the student will understand and use the appropriate managerial and decision-making tools that are needed to start and run a specialty food business.
Course Schedule Day 1 • Introduction (Fong, Idzorek, Smith) • Recipe Formulation (Smith) • Labeling and Packaging (Smith) • Class Discussion, Question and Answer
Day 2 • Business Planning (Fong) • Business Structures, Financing and Feasibility Analysis (Fong) • Class Discussion, Question and Answer
Day 3 • Licenses, Regulations, Ordinances and Compliance (Idzorek and Smith) • Class Discussion, Question and Answer
Day 4 • Marketing (Fong) • Conclusion, Class Discussion, Question and Answer • Exit Survey
Contact the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service for further information and to be put on a waiting list. Delta District Office – 895-4215 or email@example.com. We are located in the Jarvis Office Center, Room 114.
Program Assistant Coordinator
Delta Career Advancement Center