LITTLE ROCK —The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will host a workshop on Saturday, Dec. 7, for entrepreneurs interested in starting food businesses.

The workshop will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Service headquarters, located at 2301 S. University Ave. in Little Rock. Registration is $20 and includes lunch.

Participants will learn about local food opportunities in food processing and produce aggregation, horticultural considerations for produce selection, producing for farm-to-school, trends in value-added foods, how to become a processing client and more. The event will feature producers and products of Fat Top Farms, Mundi Sauce, My Father’s Garden and others.

Registration is available at The registration deadline is Dec. 5.

For more information, call 501-671-2180.

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