HILLSBORO, Ill. — On Monday, February 13, 2017 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm the Christian County and Montgomery County University of Illinois Extension offices will host the next local food producer seminar, which will focus on Cottage Law. Lisa Peterson, Nutrition & Wellness Educator, University of Illinois Extension, will discuss local rules and regulations for individuals and businesses that prepare and sale consumable food items. Examples of these types of items would be cupcakes, bread, or jams.
University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 is hosting this free seminar series to help local specialty food business owners achieve success. The classes will be held the second Monday of each month through May. The seminars are free and the public can attend any or all of the seminars they choose.
Other upcoming seminars in the series include:
Importance of Branding – Monday, March 13, 2017 (1-3 pm)
March’s topic will feature local vendors with regional branding experience.
Agri-Tourism – Monday, April 10, 2017 (1-3 pm)
April’s topic will be a panel discussion; representatives from Illinois South Tourism will be part of the discussion.
Social Media – Monday, May 8, 2017 (1-3 pm)
May’s topic will be presented by Terri Miller, Promotion and Publicity Specialist, UI Extension. She will address best practices for social media and current trends.
There is no cost to attend the seminars; however, advanced registration is required. Participants may register on-line at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/ or by calling either the Christian County Extension office in Taylorville at 217-287-7246 or the Montgomery County Extension office in Hillsboro at 217-532-3941.
— University of Illinois Extension
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