As the interest in local foods continues to gain momentum in Ohio, many small or beginning farmers see value-added opportunities related to crops or livestock grown and raised on their own farms. Others may be using agricultural products that other farmers are producing to make and sell value-added foods through a new food business.

Resources on this page equip food entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a new food business with tools to manage risks associated with value-added agriculture. If you have questions about food processing and safety, business planning and legal regulations, marketing or product development, please contact Emily Marrison at 740-622-2265 or .

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