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Conference planned for enterprising Connecticut farmers

December 30, 2018

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — Enterprising Connecticut farmers are going back to school.

The Department of Agriculture is holding the Connecticut Farm-to-School Conference — a day of training sessions, panel discussions and networking — on Jan. 22 at the Hartford Sheraton South in Rocky Hill.

The program, dubbed “Wholesale Readiness and Culinary Trainings: Making Connections Across the Sectors,” is designed for all types of farmers, food service professionals and others interested in learning business and marketing techniques from the Cornell Cooperative Extension Baskets to Pallets program. Participants will learn how to build relationships with buyers, record-keeping, pricing and food safety.

Food service professionals will also learn from chefs how to incorporate locally grown products in their menus.

Participants can register for the event. The cost is $40 per person and includes breakfast, lunch and materials.

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