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Workshop provides tips to fund your food-based business

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Many food and agricultural entrepreneurs call Colorado home, and they often have questions about funding their businesses. The Colorado Department of Agriculture is hosting a funding workshop as part of its “Breakfast with the Pros” series April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, in Broomfield.  

“These mini-workshops allow entrepreneurs to spend a short amount of time gaining the most knowledge available for each business development topic to be able to have their businesses grow and thrive,” said Danielle Trotta, Business Development Specialist with the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “Our speakers are actively engaged in the food system, and they are excited to share their expertise with others.”

This half-day workshop is perfect for businesses and producers looking to find more funding opportunities in the food and agriculture industry. The agenda includes topics such as grant prospects and the application process and other funding resources.

The workshop will be held at the Colorado Department of Agriculture, 305 Interlocken Parkway, Broomfield, CO  80021. Guest speakers include representatives from Jefferson County Health and Human Services, Colorado Enterprise Fund, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Four Points Energy Bars and other experts from within the industry.

Registration is $20 per person and includes the program, workshop materials, and a full breakfast. Online pre-registration is required, and processing fees for electronic checks and credit card orders apply. Seating is limited and space is expected to fill fast.

For complete agendas, more information and to register, visit