Seminar to offer help exporting food and ag products

Registration is under way for a free seminar designed to help companies export food and agricultural products.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has scheduled  the full-day seminar for Sept. 1, starting at 9 a.m. at its offices at 305 Interlocken Parkway in Broomfield. To register or obtain more information, visit www.coloradoagriculture.com.

“In today’s global economy, it is vital that companies factor in an export plan to better diversify their client base and be able to compete both at home and abroad,” said John Addison, an international marketing specialist at the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “We are happy to provide many of the resources necessary to help Colorado companies succeed globally.”

Seminar participants will learn how to access federal funds to promote exports; reduce risk and guarantee payment when exporting; understand international shipping and logistics; and take advantage of available resources, including those offered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture International Markets Division.

Exports of Colorado food and agricultural products have tripled in the past decade, reaching $2 billion in 2014. For 2015,  customers from more than 115 countries purchased Colorado food and agricultural products.

According to estimates from the International Trade Administration, each $1 of exports generates another $1.40 of supporting economic activity. Each $1 billion of exports supports 5,080 jobs.