Food Business Webinars – Register Today!


Webinar 1: July 13, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Food Safety Document Development for Small Food Processors: FSMA compliance and COVID-19 preparedness.
Dr. Abby Snyder, Cornell University, discusses the basic requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and how to prepare your business to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This webinar is intended for small (< $1 million in sales/year) food entrepreneurs and small food businesses, farm market managers, and directors of shared-use kitchens.  Extension educators that support these businesses are welcome to attend. This course is offered by Cornell University and made possible through a grant supported by the USDA.

Webinar 2: August 10, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Starting a Food Business in Wisconsin: Keep Food Safety in Mind. 
Barbara Ingham, Food Safety Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, answers basic questions about types of licenses a food business may need and standards for a food production facility, provides tips on developing food safety plans, and offer hints for locating resources and support so small food entrepreneurs can get their businesses licensed in Wisconsin. This webinar is intended for small food businesses in Wisconsin and facilities and programs that support these entrepreneurs. Extension educators are welcome to attend.

Additional resources for food entrepreneurs in Wisconsin and surrounding states for licensing/food safety/product development is available:
Online or by phone 608-263-7383 or email bhingham@wisc.edu.
  • One-on-one support for food businesses with food safety questions.
  • Support for small food businesses trying to meet licensing requirements.
  • Resources to assist with product development and production/packaging questions.

Contact Extension

Please call Jessica with any questions! Please forward this information to any food and farming businesses you know.

Jessica Jane Spayde

Community Development  Educator
Extension Crawford County
UW-Madison Division of Extension
225 N. Beaumont, Suite 240
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-1995
Phone: 608-326-0223  |  Fax: 608-326-0226
spayde@wisc.edu | https://crawford.extension.wisc.edu/