Foodpreneur School 2021

An exciting opportunity for forward-thinking food entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses.
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The CFAES Center for Cooperatives, OSU Extension Direct Food & Agricultural Marketing Team, and Ohio Farm Bureau are teaming up to host an interactive experience for food entrepreneurs who are poised to grow their businesses.
Foodpreneurs will engage with experts in branding, sales, marketing, and more to learn strategies to meet growth goals.

WHERE: Online and contact-free


REGISTRATION: To register go to


APRIL 14 sessions will launch at 9 a.m. on April 14th via an email sent to you.  Watch at your convenience
APRIL 21 Live question and answer session from 6:30-7 p.m. with presenters and experts.  A zoom link will be sent to those that register on April 21st.  

Q/A QUESTIONS:  If you would like to send Q/A questions prior to the session on April 21st, please email those to Charissa Gardner at

INFO: Charissa Gardner


Betsy Wecker

Betsy Wecker- Wecker is a brand strategist and copywriter who's passionate about helping purposeful brands and their visionary leaders connect with themselves so they can connect with the people whose lives they improve.

Ivory Harlow

Ivory Harlow- Harlow is an organization director for the Ohio Farm Bureau. She helps food and farm entrepreneurs develop and grow their businesses through strategic planning, goal setting and effective marketing.

Christie Welch

Christie Welch- Welch serves as the Direct Food and Agriculture Marketing Specialist to assist Ohio's agricultural and food producers increase their profitability and sustainability through best marketing practices, increase marketing efficiencies, and market diversification. Ms. Welch has a strong interest in the economic development of rural Ohio and is especially interested in family farms and agribusinesses within this region.