Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

MWFPA Cosponsoring Conference: “Market Opportunities for Natural Chemicals from Vegetable Production and Processing”

A half-day conference Feb. 28 in Hancock will explore challenges and opportunities in extracting high-value, natural chemicals from vegetable processing residuals.

Five highly regarded speakers will discuss harvesting and processing techniques, the economics of value-added chemical extraction and purification, drivers for increased use of naturally occurring chemicals in non-food applications and the challenges that exist in bringing such chemicals to market.

The event, at the Heartland Farms Operations, Technology and Training Center, is hosted by the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology, with sponsorship by the Midwest Food Products Association and the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association.

The conference is free but registration is required. Registration is online.

The conference invites participation from supply chain partners including:

  • potato and vegetable growers
  • entrepreneurs
  • fruit and vegetable processors
  • manufacturers and suppliers of specialist pre-processing and processing equipment
  • downstream users of naturally derived chemicals looking to differentiate their product lines

Read more on the conference website.

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