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Food Business Conference

Thursday, March 9 @ 8:30 am - Friday, March 10 @ 6:30 pm • Organized By MCPL Culinary Center
22201 W Innovation Dr, Olathe, Kansas 66061


Whether you are currently growing a food business or have an amazing idea for one, you’ll find something valuable at the 2023 Food Business Conference! This free, two-day conference offers topics related to mobile food businesses, manufacturing, restaurants, and agriculture. It will also connect food entrepreneurs with support organizations, coaches, and information. A variety of sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities will equip you with the tools to strengthen your business. Whether you are currently open for business or still have a food business dream, we have what you need to learn, launch, and level up your food business!

This conference is presented in partnership with The Ennovation Center, KCSourceLink, Kansas State University, Kansas City Section of the Institute of Food Technology, Kansas State University–Olathe Campus, MU Extension, and the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. This event is made possible in part by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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K-State Olathe Innovation Campus
22201 W Innovation Dr
Olathe, Kansas 66061
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