The LSU AgCenter Food Incubator will host a specialty food workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 in 212 Efferson Hall on the LSU campus.
Ron Tanner, of The Specialty Food Association, and Shawn McBride, of Foah International, will talk about the size of the specialty food industry, the categories fueling growth and product trends. They also will provide information on specialty food consumers.
Tanner is the association's vice president for philanthropy, government and industry relations. McBride is vice president of a family-owned specialty food company based in Atlanta.
They also will discuss navigating the specialty food landscape and offer advice on selling to distributors, supermarkets and food service companies and managing brokers.