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Business Development and Tradeshow Support for Minnesota Food Companies


 

Pazta Pizza and Popd Kerns at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) show in 2014.Food Marketing Institute (FMI) - Popd Kerns and Pazta Pizza.

Papa George at Food Marketing Institute (FMI) show in 2014.FMI - Papa George's.

Locally Laid at Food Marketing Institute (FMI) show in 2014.
FMI - Locally Laid Egg Company. 

Tradeshow Support Program (TSP)

Would you like to promote your Minnesota food, beverage, or ingredient at a tradeshow or in-store demo? We may have funds available to offset some costs associated with exhibiting, to help you reach more markets.

Learn more about eligibility at our TSP Guidelines page.

Apply for reimbursements for in-store demos and wholesale food shows using our TSP Application Form (PDF: 143 KB / 2 pages) (funding is limited, and available first-come first-served).
** MAC Users: Please complete the form using Adobe Reader. **

Minnesota Pavilions

The Minnesota Pavilion is a section of booths (available at a discounted rate) for Minnesota companies to showcase their products at wholesale tradeshows. The synergy created by our Minnesota Pavilion is a way for your business to stand out at these crowded tradeshows, and cost-savings can be significant.

Learn more about upcoming Minnesota Pavilions at our Domestic & International Marketing Calendar of Events and use the Pavilion Application (PDF: 127 KB / 1 page) to sign up. ** MAC Users: Please complete the form using Adobe Reader. **

TRADIRS - Online networking database

We maintain a database of ag-related Minnesota businesses for networking opportunities. Search by product, business type, or market segment for buyers, processors, or other ag-related businesses at our TRADIRS database.

Join our TRADIRS database by filling out our brief survey.

Individual Business Assistance

Our staff will help you connect with resources that can benefit your business:

  • Financing: grants, loans, etc.
  • Marketing opportunities
  • Technical assistance

Call or email today!

See "Trade show 101" video from the 2014 National Restaurant Association (NRA) show:

Published June 9, 2014 - Learn from expert Minnesota food businesses who have done trade shows for decades!  They share ideas, tips, and answers to questions you might have when preparing for a trade show.

 

 

 

 

MDA Contact

Brian Erickson, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, Sr.
651-201-6539, brian.j.erickson@state.mn.us

Ag Marketing & Development Division