Training & Education


SBA Business Workshops

Small Business Administration
Online courses on starting and growing a business; access to state events.



Business Workshops and Classes

Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center

Classes on topics from food safety and business planning, to writing press releases.


Cornell University Small Farms Program

Cornell University

Provides online courses, trainings, and information for small farms.


Reduced Oxygen Packaging HACCP Course

Cornell Food Venture Center

The Reduced Oxygen Packaging HACCP Course is $300 and a certificate will be issued after successfully completing the course.  It will also allow you to have your HACCP plan reviewed by the Food Venture Center for $100/revision.




Trainings and Workshops


Provides list of online and in person trainings and workshops in Connecticut.


Food Safety

UConn, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources

Training for processors / specialty food producers.



Short Courses

University of Massachusetts Department of Food Science

Information on short courses offered by the UMass Food Science Department.


Food Processing

Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center

Training and technical assistance on product development and food processing.


Trainings and Workshops

UMass Amherst, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

Provides a list of online trainings and workshops in Massachusetts.



Food Safety Training Opportunities

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

A list of food safety training opportunities offered by Cooperative Extension.


Workshops and Trainings

Maine SBDC

List of online and in person workshops and trainings available to small businesses.


New Hampshire


NH Small Business Development Center

Choose from over 40 online business courses for first time business owners.


SAFE and ServSafe® Training Calendar

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

A listing of food safety programs.


Rhode Island


Small Business Development Center – Rhode Island

SBDC trainings in Rhode Island.


URI Food Safety Education Site

Trainings and contact offered by URI Cooperative Extension



Small Business Trainings and Workshops

VT Small Business Development Center

Offers list of pertinent classes and trainings offered in Vermont and New England. In person, online, and e-learning courses on starting and growing your business.


Food Safety Training for Processors

University of Vermont

A list of courses offered by UVM Extension.