Webinar for food entrepreneurs will highlight food safety and licensing requirements

Date: Aug 10, 2020

Contact: Barb Ingham, Extension food safety specialist

 Extension Crawford County’s Community Development Educator, Jessica Jane Spayde, is working with statewide specialists to bring our community important Food Entrepreneur resources!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host the second webinar in a two-part program on the topics of food safety during COVID19 and processing/manufacturing and licensing requirements for small scale food entrepreneurs in Wisconsin.

 On Monday August 10, Barbara Ingham, Food Safety Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, will answer basic questions about the types of licenses a food business may need and standards for a food production facility. She will provide tips on developing food safety plans and offer hints for locating resources and support for food entrepreneurs who want to license their business in Wisconsin. This webinar is intended for small food businesses and facilities and programs that support these entrepreneurs. While focused on Wisconsin, food businesses in other states are welcome to participate. Extension educators are welcome to attend.

 The webinar is free but registration is required — registration link below. Trainings in Spanish will be available soon, if interested, please indicate in the registration form.

Webinar: August 10, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Starting a food business in Wisconsin: keep food safety in mind (What are the licensing requirements for starting a food business in Wisconsin?)

Registration Link or

Or this web page:

Find more resources and ongoing support for licensing/food safety/product development at  608-263-7383 or (Barb Ingham, Extension food safety specialist)

  • One-on-one support for food businesses with food safety questions
  • Support for small food businesses trying to meet licensing requirements
  • Supporting food businesses in manufacturing safe food under license
  • Resources to assist with product development and production/packaging questions

As part of the statewide Food Entrepreneur Webinars, your local Educator, Jessica Jane Spayde, is helping coordinate local viewing and technology needs for increased access to the virtual meeting. Contact Jessica with any questions: or 608-326-0223.



NOVEMBER 9-10, 2020

Other resources that Crawford County’s Jessica Jane Spayde is bringing to local businesses and entrepreneurs is a regional hub for the Virtual EDIBLE STARTUP SUMMIT, on November 9 – 10, 2020.

The Edible Startup Summit is a two-day virtual training program to provide you with the knowledge and connections to launch your food business. Hear from successful food entrepreneurs and business development experts about various aspects of building a sustainable food business. You’ll learn about trends in the food sector; product development; business planning; food safety, licensing, and regulations; financial record keeping, financing, and pricing your product.

As part of the statewide EDIBLE STARTUP SUMMIT, Jessica Jane Spayde is organizing Crawford County panels and networking sessions just for our region of the state! Contact Jessica with any questions: or 608-326-0223.