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Business Development and Tradeshow Support for Minnesota Food Companies


Dombrovski's at Natural Products Expo East
Natural Products Expo East (NPEE) - Dombrovski Meats.

WholeMe at Natural Products Expo West
Natural Products Expo West (NPEW) - WholeMe.

Bee Free Honee at Natural Products Expo West
NPEW - Bee Free Honee. 

Tradeshow & Demo 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 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 the 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 to help buyers find products and for networking opportunities. Search by product, business type, or market segment for buyers, processors, or other ag-related businesses: 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