The objective of the research reported here was to identify the needs of food entrepreneurs in the state of Indiana. To attain this objective, Purdue Extension educators from 86 counties in Indiana were surveyed. Topics of interest from the survey results included marketing, new business start-up, food regulations, and food safety. This assessment tool has directed Purdue Extension in developing a Food Entrepreneur Engagement Program. The survey results were used to develop a statewide workshop for food entrepreneurs. Resources provided by this program ultimately helped several food entrepreneurs create value-added food businesses in Indiana.
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Marshall, M. I., Bush, D., & Hayes, K. (2005). Extension Programming for Food Entrepreneurs: An Indiana Needs Assessment. The Journal of Extension, 43(5), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss5/18