Food Processing

Business Development ToolsOur online publications section provides you with helpful resources on developing and marketing your food product. Be sure to visit theChecklist for Start-Up Food Processorsand the list ofDo's and Don'ts for Food Processors.

www.cofarmtomarket.com- This site was developed to familiarize Colorado food producers and food product manufacturers with federal, state and local food licensing regulations and to help ensure that the path food travels from farm to fork is safe.

TheColorado Co-Pack Directorylists co-pack manufacturers and kitchen space available to rent.

Business Development Workshop for Start-up and Existing BusinessesThe Marketing Your Food Product workshop, held annually in April, is a one-day program which includes topics such as nutrition facts labeling, marketing plans, product introductions, advertising and promotions, brand building and working with retailers.

Agricultural Business Review Programprovides agricultural producers and processors a business plan review of their proposed project and/or venture. The resulting information is constructive criticism highlighting project strengths and weaknesses prior to start-up or expansion, thereby identifying potential business risks.

Individual Company ConsultingStart-up and existing businesses may schedule an appointment at our office or an on-site visit with our business development specialist to review appropriate state programs.

Colorado Wine Industry Development BoardThe Division provides marketing, promotional and technical assistance to Colorado's wineries, both individually and statewide, by funding viticultural research and extensive marketing programs. Individuals interested in starting a new winery or vineyard should contact the Division for the most current information on this industry.