Useful University Websites

Entrepreneur Initiative for Food
This website sponsored by North Carolina State University Extension contains links to various state and national resources for the specialty food producer.

Food Innovation Center, Rutgers State University and NJ Experiment Station
This website contains numerous links to trade associations, community kitchens, co-packers, government agencies and other links of interest to food entrepreneurs. Rutgers offers training programs for aspiring food entrepreneurs.

National Food Entrepreneur Program
This University of Nebraska website details the services and training available to help entrepreneurs start and grow their food businesses.

New England Food Entrepreneurs
Sponsored by the New England Extension Food Safety Consortium. The site contains useful information for food entrepreneurs.

Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship
The Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship is a partnership between Cornell University and the University of Vermont. The website contains information on business and food technology related topics important to the success of specialty food producers.

Resources for Small Food Processors & Potential Food Entrepreneurs
This Penn State University website lists a wide range of fact sheets on business, regulatory, and technological topics important to the aspiring or experienced food entrepreneur.

The Food Processing Center
The Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska is a multi-disciplinary resource for the food industry, providing a combination of consulting, educational, technical, and business development services.

University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture
The Dr. Matthew Highlands Food Pilot Plant provides equipment and services to the small-scale food processor to assist in product development and commercialization endeavors. The Pilot Plant is for research and development purposes only. However, the SFA has a commercially licensed Commercial Kitchen available to small businesses for producing non-perishable food products. The SFA also provides specialized food testing for Maine and small businesses nationwide.