BELOIT, June, 12 2007 – Rod Nilsestuen, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection is the keynote speaker at the upcoming Food Processing Conference and EXPO on June 21.
Nilsestuen is speaking on Food vs. Fuel, a hot topic being talked about in board rooms, farm fields and even around the kitchen table. The all-day event at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville is hosted by the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce and the Midwest Food Processors Association.
“The Food vs. Fuel topic is something that interests an extremely broad audience,” says event coordinator Amy Loudenbeck. “There are technical sessions throughout the day that are geared towards food processors. But the lunch is for everyone. It is a time for the processors, producers, vendors, community partners and other > interested parties to network.”
Professional development workshop topics include:
• Lean Manufacturing for Food Processors
• Traceability: Risks & Opportunities
• Best Practices for Beneficial Reuse of Food Processing By-Products
• Benefits of Continual Health & Safety Improvements
• Food Trends & Marketing
The EXPO and workshops provide attendees the opportunity to talk with industry professionals, see the newest equipment and learn the latest food processing trends. “Exhibitor spots are almost sold out and we are very pleased with the response for the conference workshops and the luncheon. We are still able to accept registrations, but I would encourage people to call soon,” said Loudenbeck.
This event is open to the public. Pre-registration is required for most activities. Expo-only attendees need not register in advance ($10 admission fee). For more information, call Amy Loudenbeck at (608) 313-9123 or visit www.greaterbeloitchamber.com and click on the FOOD EXPO link.