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CCE Workshops

Food Farms & Gardens

best marketing tools for your farm business

Join artist, farmer and entrepreneur, Anne Morningstar, of Bear Creek Organic Farm in this hands-on series and boost your market presence with these very effective and easy techniques.  Take one class or the entire series and jump-start your business this season.

Social Media & Your Business

Thursday, November 3

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Room 536, Student and Community Resource Center

$25/class (or $70 for series)

Learn how to optimize your business' impact on today's largest social media channels!  This workshop will explore ways to better reach your audience, promoting your events and news updates, as well as ways to enrich your marketing strategies.

Improving Your Web Presence

Thursday, November 10

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Room 536, Student and Community Resource Center


Learn how to improve your web presence with a few nuanced design techniques.  This workshop will help reinvigorate your current website just in time for the holiday season, and demonstrate how to enhance your site year-round!

From Product to Store Shelf: A How-To Guide for Package Design

Thursday, December 1 and December 8

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Room 27, Main Administration and Classroom Building

What is the secret to packaging my product so that it can be sold in stores and look professional? This two-day workshop is a crash-course in package design.  Learn the strategies behind what makes a product look best to consumers and just as professional as the big companies.  You will also have a chance to develop a package design for one of your existing products, and learn how to see the design through to wholesale.

Register here or by calling 231-348-6613. 

local food alliance monthly potluck and meeting

2nd Wednesday of Each Month                      

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Iron Horse Café, Conf. 4 

Free – No Reservations Required

Enjoy great local food and great conversations about actions to support local farms and food producers.



North Central’s Farm Workshops are presented in collaboration with Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology and the USDA Risk Management Agency.  An Equal Opportunity Program/Service Provider.




To register, click here.