Iowa Business Training, Events, and Workshops

 

October 2018


Materials, Structures, and Non-Destructive Lab Tour

10/18/2018, Ames, IA

Address: Applied Sciences, Center for NDE, 1915 Scholl Rd

Details: Learn how labs can support your material selection and failure efforts of metal based components and assemblies, support for component and material testing objectives with both destructive and non-destructive technologies, support the development of Test Plans and Test Protocols.

 

HACCP Workshop

10/18/2018 - 10/20/2018, Ames, IA

Address: Scheman Continuing Education Building-Iowa State University

Details: This course is designed for individuals that have little or no knowledge of HACCP and individuals that would like to have a refresher on HACCP and learn of the changes that have taken place in HACCP during the last 2-3 years. One of the working groups will be designated an ''Advanced HACCP Training Working Group.'' This working group, which is limited to those that are already HACCP trained, will discuss Validation, Verification, Reassessment, Lethality, Stabilization and Listeria Control.

 

ILC 2018 Fall Conference

10/23/2018 - 10/25/2018, West Des Moines, IA

Address: West Des Moines Shearton

Details: Join us in Des Moines for Fall Conference 2018! This year's conference will feature 2 keynote speakers, informational breakout sessions, exhibitors, giveaways, and networking. Oct 23 will be dedicated to pre-conference workshops and tours. Breakout sessions and workshops will offer continuous improvement in learning opportunities for those working in healthcare, services, government, education, manufacturing, finance, and other businesses. Lean leaders and practitioners will share how they are using Lean methods to change their culture while striving for operational excellence.

 

Data Analytics for Manufacturers

10/23/2018, Ames, IA

Address: Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: The rise of connected manufacturing equipment and “Industry 4.0” has created huge opportunities for manufacturers. These opportunities come with complexities of massive amounts of data and new tools to analyze and visualize information.In addition to providing an overview of fundamental tools, the class will include examples using real data from a manufacturing environment. Attendees will leave the class with an improved understanding of the basics of analytics, tools to perform basic analysis on their own, and an understanding of how to frame more complex problems for experts.

 

Understanding The Rock Island Corps of Engineers District Projects, Procurement's and Process

10/23/2018, Webinar

Address: Scott County

Details: This webinar provides industry with basic information on the district's overall mission and historical contracted requirements. Participants will take away information on how to best do business with the district as either a prime contractor or a subcontractor, as well as recommendations and tools for growing their Federal Government business with the Corps of Engineers, and specifically the Rock Island District.

 

Subcontracting and the Federal Government: Everything You Need to Know

10/25/2018, Davenport, IA

Address: Davenport Public Library, 6000 Eastern Ave

Details: Learn about subcontracting requirement in the federal government. We will review subcontracting plans, what they are, why they matter and how to meet the requirements. This event is for both large and small businesses. Key Topics and information this event will cover Subcontracting; federal government; government contracts; federal business

 

 

November 2018


Lunch & Learn: Winning the Race on Strategy - SWOT 2.0

11/1/2018, Clive, IA

Address: Tero International, 1840 NW 118th St

Details: You can't make good decisions about the path forward for your business if you don't have the whole picture. But how much information is enough? How do you know when you've got a broad enough point of view? This free CIRAS lunch and learn will help Iowa business leaders understand how to find and leverage resources to shape decisions about strategy and growth.

 

100 Years of Meat Science at Iowa State University

11/1/2018 - 11/2/2018, Ames, IA

Address: Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Drive

Details: The course is designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system and to discuss how to implement HACCP in plants. This HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the USDA, FSIS regulation.

 

Importance of Using Market Research to Grow Your Business

11/6/2018, Ames, IA

Address: 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: Join CIRAS for an overview event focused on the whats, hows and whys of market research. Start asking the right questions to get the most valuable data and prevent costly mistakes!

 

Export Compliance Training

11/7/2018, Ankeny, IA

Address: FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy

Details: Upon completion of this program, you will be aware of the new export security requirements for all exporters. You will have an 11-point checklist to guide you to full compliance on every export. You will become aware of the required seven lists that must be checked on all exports and understand what common red flags mean to you. You will leave the program that day with a better understanding of the regulations and with specific tools and instructions on how to begin building a secure and compliant department and company. This program is for anyone involved with exports, sales, customer service, traffic managers, purchasing managers, plant managers, shipping/receiving personnel, compliance officers and ISO managers.

 

Introduction to HTS/Schedule B Classification

11/8/2018, Ankeny, IA

Address: FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy

Details: This workshop will cover the following topics presented by Mr. Mike Allocca of Allocca Enterprises: Understand how, why and when the harmonized Tariff Schedule was created, Learn what the GRI – General Rules of Interpretation – are and how they are used on every classification, Review the roles of a customs broker, freight forwarder and importer/exporter of record, Learn the difference between a Schedule B & HTS number, Understand how to use the CROSS - Customs Ruling Online Search System Review instructor & CBP based specific classification examples, Determine the difference between duty, user fees, and antidumping/countervailing duties This program is for traffic managers, purchasing managers, shipping/receiving personnel, compliance officers, sales managers, customer service managers and anyone involved or concerned with international shipments.

 

Water and Wastewater Strategies

11/8/2018, Des Moines, IA

Address: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden 909 Robert D. Ray Drive

Details: We will engage 100 leaders, scientists, engineers, food safety experts together to talk the future of water for Iowa manufacturing.Gain an understanding of the complexity of access to enough "clean" water. Learn about innovative technologies for manufacturing processes that use water. Identify strategies to implement new technologies in your company. Topics we will focus on, water importance, regulatory management, and public utilities, water footprint (mass balance), sanitation & food safety, and 2-3 short technology presentations. For questions contact Brenda Martin at bkmartin@iastate.edu.

 

3D Printing and Polymers Lab Tour

11/8/2018, Ames, IA

Address: Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: Learn how labs can support your material selection and failure efforts of polymer based components and assemblies. Learn advanced 3D printing technologies, like metal printing, are changing how companies envision their products and process. Learn how you can shorten your product development cycle.

 

How CIRAS-ISU collaborates with Iowa companies on tech-based innovation projects.

11/8/2018, Clarinda, IA

Address: Clarinda Economic Development Corporation, 200 S 15th St.

Details: Iowa companies pursuing tech-based innovation help drive local economic development. ISU collaborates with Iowa companies on transforming technical ideas into new and innovative product offerings, mfg. processes, and business models. For questions, please contact Carey Novak at cenovak@iastate.edu.

 

Creating the Factory of the Future

11/13/2018, Cedar Rapids, IA

Address: Kirckwood Hotel, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW

Details: Join CIRAS and CATI and explore the evolution of the manufacturing process with the help of 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, and benchtop CNC Milling. The team of experts will discuss the concepts and show examples with real-life components. Attendees will learn how leveraging 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, and Benchtop CNC Milling can help optimize your process. For questions contact Chris Hill at chhill@iastate.edu.

 

Basic Sausage Short Course

11/13/2018 - 11/15/2018, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Details: With a focus on the technology of sausage processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available. Enrollment for this course is limited to 60 so that participants have ample opportunities to interact with speakers and staff and have their questions answered. Iowa State University’s modern Meat Laboratory allows participants to observe demonstrations utilizing the latest technology.

 

Factory of the Future

11/14/2018, Mason City, IA

Address: NIACC Muse-Norris Conference Center, 500 College Drive

Details: Join CIRAS and CATI and explore the evolution of the manufacturing process with the help of 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, and benchtop CNC Milling. The team of experts will discuss the concepts and show examples with real-life components. Attendees will learn how leveraging 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, and Benchtop CNC Milling can help optimize your process. For questions contact Chris Hill at chhill@iastate.edu.

 

You are a Certified Targeted Small Business (TSB) - What's Next?

11/14/2018, Webinar

Details: This webinar is useful for companies that have recently received their TSB certification from the State of Iowa. The session will provide information on next steps and considerations to take advantage of the procurement opportunities for TSB's with the state of Iowa. We will explore the structure of the state and independent buying agencies and review the types of products and services they buy, discuss in greater detail the procurement benefits to the program, how to best do business with the state as a vendor and TSB, as well as marketing best practices. We will also discuss additional procurement and preference programs that you may be eligible for as a TSB. This session is also suitable for companies that are eligible for TSB certification, but would like to review the procurement processes and opportunities prior to pursuing certification. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

US Army Corps of Engineers- RI Industry Outreach Workshop

11/15/2018, Davenport, IA

Address: Davenport Public Library, 6000 Eastern Avenue

Details: This face to face industry engagement event will provide contractors with the opportunity to learn about various contracting topics, network with other contractors as well as Rock Island district employees from Contracting, Project Management, Engineering, Construction and Small Business offices. Format will provide a venue for educational material (topics determined by industry), Q&A and direct interaction, as well as one on one marketing opportunities with the district. The purpose of the event is two-fold: 1. It allows the contractors that have identified the Rock Island District as a potential Government customer to learn about various Government contracting topics as well as provide direct marketing information to the district. 2. It allows the Rock Island district to engage directly with potential contractors, determine capabilities available within various industries supporting the overall mission, and to assist with market research for larger buys and to identify sources for smaller buys.? Contact Beth White to register: elizabeth.m.white@usace.army.mil.

 

ISU Lab Resources for Manufacturers

11/15/2018, Calmar, IA

Address: Northeast Iowa Community College

Details: For this Lunch and Learn, CIRAS will present how ISU lab resources and CIRAS can be utilized to help Iowa manufacturing generate cost savings, increase development speed, provide root-cause analysis, and enhance product quality.

 

GovCon 101

11/20/2018, Webinar

Details: This 1.5 hour session will give you an introduction of Government Contracting and discuss the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. Prerequisite: There are no recommended prerequisites for this session.

 

Subcontracting Opportunities

11/27/2018, Webinar

Details: This online session will help attendees understand subcontracting opportunities and where these opportunities may be a better “fit” for some companies and industries, as well as a great initial way to build past performance. This session will also help companies understand subcontracting plans, will provide some tactical processes to identify subcontracting opportunities, and will provide an overview of how to effectively perform initial outreach for subcontracting marketing. Prerequisite: It is recommended that you participate in GovCon 101, or have had a one-on-one meeting with a CIRAS Government contracting specialist prior to attending this session. Attending one of our Market Research workshops can also help you determine whether subcontracting is appropriate, but it is not required.

 

 

December 2018


Blended Human Food PCQI Part 2: Instructor Led Course

12/3/2018, Ames, IA

Address: Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: Blended Human Food Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Part 2 Course. Instructor led course with enriched grain industry discussion. Instructor led and required to complete FSPCA PCQI certificate in blended course. Part 1 online must be completed before taking part 2. Instructor information: Kimberly L. Anderson is a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course. She comes for a diverse background in the food industry and was a former FDA Investigator.

 

Search Engine Optimization 1 Boot Camp

12/4/2018 - 12/5/2018, Ames, IA

Address: Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: The Search Engine Optimization Boot Camp 1 teaches the attendees what is important in SEO and how to make their own website content more findable online. Attendees will learn the fundamentals, practice with the latest SEO tools and will immediately make positive progress on making their website more visible online. For questions, please contact Paul Gormley at gormley@iastate.edu.

 

The Federal Sales Game- A Three Step Process

12/4/2018, Davenport, IA

Address: Birchwood Fields Learning Center, 4620 East 53rd Street

Details: Attendees will learn from Eileen Kent of Custom Keynotes how to play in the federal market, how to build a competitive analysis and how to build a Federal sales action plan. Attendees should being a laptop and a thumb drive and an open mind! This will be an interactive workshop where Eileen will take students through the process of doing a deep data dive to find their target market and then begin building their build an Action Plan for the federal market. Whether you are experienced in the federal market or wanting to learn more about how things really work and how to identify those customers you haven’t been able to find, this is the event for you! This event will be offered in Eastern Iowa, Central Iowa and Western Iowa.

 

The Federal Sales Game- A Three Step Process

12/5/2018, Huxley, IA

Address: The Huxely Learning Center, 1551 Hwy-210

Details: Attendees will learn from Eileen Kent of Custom Keynotes how to play in the federal market, how to build a competitive analysis and how to build a Federal sales action plan. Attendees should being a laptop and a thumb drive and an open mind! This will be an interactive workshop where Eileen will take students through the process of doing a deep data dive to find their target market and then begin building their build an Action Plan for the federal market. Whether you are experienced in the federal market or wanting to learn more about how things really work and how to identify those customers you haven’t been able to find, this is the event for you! This event will be offered in Eastern Iowa, Central Iowa and Western Iowa.

 

The Federal Sales Game- A Three Step Process

12/6/2018, Sioux City, IA

Address: Sioux City Convention Center, 801 4th St

Details: Attendees will learn from Eileen Kent of Custom Keynotes how to play in the federal market, how to build a competitive analysis and how to build a Federal sales action plan. Attendees should being a laptop and a thumb drive and an open mind! This will be an interactive workshop where Eileen will take students through the process of doing a deep data dive to find their target market and then begin building their build an Action Plan for the federal market. Whether you are experienced in the federal market or wanting to learn more about how things really work and how to identify those customers you haven’t been able to find, this is the event for you! This event will be offered in Eastern Iowa, Central Iowa and Western Iowa.

 

Search Engine Optimization Boot Camp 2

12/6/2018, Ames, IA

Address: Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: The Search Engine Optimization Boot Camp 2 takes off from where the SEO 1 boot camp leaves off. There are advanced techniques past the fundamental elements of SEO that can help your site get found with more regularity. The SEO BC 2 will provide that information and application. For questions, please contact Paul Gormley at gormley@iastate.edu.

 

One-Stop Small Business Resource Information Event

12/6/2018, Davenport, IA

Address: 1225 E. River Drive, Suite 325/332

Details: Come learn and connect with community, state and federal resources available to support small business owners and entrepreneurs. Representatives from IASourceLink, the Iowa Targeted Small Business program (TSB), the Iowa Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) and others are confirmed. Bring your Capabilities Statements, business cards, and a brief statement highlighting the value your business can bring to others. The event is free but space is limited. RSVP to tsbcert@iowaeda.com or call Jill Lippincott with questions at 515-348-6159

 

 

January 2019


GovCon 101

1/7/2019, Webinar,

Address: 

Details: This 1.5-hour webinar will give you an introduction to Government Contracting and discuss the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. For questions please contact Julie Fagle at jafagle@iastate.edu.

 

Cured Meat Short Course

1/15/2019 - 1/17/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Details: With a focus on the technology of cured meat processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available. Since the enrollment in this short course is limited to 60, you will have ample opportunity to have your questions answered directly by the speakers and staff. Iowa State University's modern meat laboratory facilities allow you to observe demonstrations in a setting that provides access to the latest technology.

 

Creating Your Government Marketing Strategy

1/16/2019, Webinar

Details: This session will provide information on the overall value of initial and ongoing market research for companies pursuing Government sales. We'll discuss resources available for conducting market research, and will give companies a meaningful starting point for a one-on-one discussion with their counselor for specific market research assistance. This session will provide a framework for companies to locate and define their top targets and what they are buying, and also to assist in their marketing and pursuit of government customers. Prerequisite: It is recommended that you participate in GovCon 101, or have had a one-on-one meeting with a CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist prior to attending this session.

 

You are a Certified Targeted Small Business- What's Next? (webinar)

1/23/2019, Webinar

Details: This webinar series is provided in partnership with Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Targeted Small Business (TSB) program with the State of Iowa. This webinar is useful for companies that have recently received their TSB certification from the State of Iowa. The session will provide information on next steps and considerations to take advantage of the procurement opportunities for TSB's with the state of Iowa. We will explore the structure of the state and independent buying agencies and review the types of products and services they buy, discuss in greater detail the procurement benefits to the program, how to best do business with the state as a vendor and TSB, as well as marketing best practices. We will also discuss additional procurement and preference programs that you may be eligible for as a TSB. This session is also suitable for companies that are eligible for TSB certification, but would like to review the procurement processes and opportunities prior to pursuing certification.

 

 

February 2019


GovCon 101

2/6/2019, Webinar

Details: This 1.5 hour session will give you an introduction of Government Contracting and discuss the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. Prerequisite: There are no recommended prerequisites for this session.

 

Subcontracting Opportunities

2/7/2019, Webinar

Details: This online session will help attendees understand subcontracting opportunities and where these opportunities may be a better “fit” for some companies and industries, as well as a great initial way to build past performance. This session will also help companies understand subcontracting plans, will provide some tactical processes to identify subcontracting opportunities, and will provide an overview of how to effectively perform initial outreach for subcontracting marketing. Prerequisite: It is recommended that you participate in GovCon 101, or have had a one-on-one meeting with a CIRAS Government contracting specialist prior to attending this session. Attending one of our Market Research workshops can also help you determine whether subcontracting is appropriate, but it is not required.

 

Materials, Structures, and NDE Tour

2/7/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Applied Sciences Building, 1519 Scholl Rd

Details: Learn how labs can support your material selection and failure efforts of metal based components and assemblies, support for component and material testing objectives with both destructive and non-destructive technologies, support the development of Test Plans and Test Protocols.

 

Fermenting Essentials - Accessing Equipment and Experience

2/21/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: Free. Overview of industry programs and tour of fermentation, biochemical processing spaces. Meet the experts who can help your company at Iowa State University.  Benefits: Visit Iowa State University to see resources available to your company. We have fermentation equipment, mixers, separators, dryers to support your process trials. Whether you are developing new or improving current products, talk with Iowa State experts about your fermentation and processing challenges. Collaborate with experts to improve your process capabilities, optimize processes and pursue innovative ideas.   Goals: Engage Iowa State experts in discussions and hear how we have helped other companies. Find out what problems we can help you solve. Learn about working collaboratively with Iowa State experts to leverage technology to benefit your company. Gain insight to the many resources available at Iowa State and how to access our help to improve the profitability and growth of your business.

 

 

March 2019


3D Printing and Polymer Lab Tour

3/7/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: Learn how labs can support your material selection and failure efforts of polymer based components and assemblies. Learn advanced 3D printing technologies, like metal printing, are changing how companies envision their products and process. Learn how you can shorten your product development cycle.

 

Creating Your Government Marketing Strategy

3/27/2019, Webinar

Details: This session will provide information on the overall value of initial and ongoing market research for companies pursuing Government sales. We'll discuss resources available for conducting market research, and will give companies a meaningful starting point for a one-on-one discussion with their counselor for specific market research assistance. This session will provide a framework for companies to locate and define their top targets and what they are buying, and also to assist in their marketing and pursuit of government customers. Prerequisite: It is recommended that you participate in GovCon 101, or have had a one-on-one meeting with a CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist prior to attending this session.

 

 

April 2019


GovCon 101

4/9/2019, WEBINAR,

Address: 

Details: This 1.5-hour webinar will give you an introduction to Government Contracting and discuss the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. For questions please contact Julie Fagle at jafagle@iastate.edu.

 

Dry & Semi-Dry Sausage Short Course

4/9/2019 - 4/11/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Details: With a focus on the technology of dry and semi-dry sausage processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available. Since the enrollment in this short course is limited to 60, you will have ample opportunity to have your questions answered directly by the speakers and staff. Iowa State University's modern meat laboratory facilities allow you to observe demonstrations in a setting that provides access to the latest technology.

 

Materials, Structures, and NDE Tour

4/18/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Applied Sciences Building, 1519 Scholl Rd

Details: Learn how labs can support your material selection and failure efforts of metal based components and assemblies, support for component and material testing objectives with both destructive and non-destructive technologies, support the development of Test Plans and Test Protocols.

 

You are a Certified Targeted Small Business- What's Next? (webinar)

4/24/2019, Webinar

Details: This webinar series is provided in partnership with Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Targeted Small Business (TSB) program with the State of Iowa. This webinar is useful for companies that have recently received their TSB certification from the State of Iowa. The session will provide information on next steps and considerations to take advantage of the procurement opportunities for TSB's with the state of Iowa. We will explore the structure of the state and independent buying agencies and review the types of products and services they buy, discuss in greater detail the procurement benefits to the program, how to best do business with the state as a vendor and TSB, as well as marketing best practices. We will also discuss additional procurement and preference programs that you may be eligible for as a TSB. This session is also suitable for companies that are eligible for TSB certification, but would like to review the procurement processes and opportunities prior to pursuing certification.

 

 

May 2019


GovCon 101

5/6/2019, Webinar

Details: This 1.5 hour session will give you an introduction of Government Contracting and discuss the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. Prerequisite: There are no recommended prerequisites for this session.

 

Subcontracting Opportunities

5/13/2019, Webinar

Details: This online session will help attendees understand subcontracting opportunities and where these opportunities may be a better “fit” for some companies and industries, as well as a great initial way to build past performance. This session will also help companies understand subcontracting plans, will provide some tactical processes to identify subcontracting opportunities, and will provide an overview of how to effectively perform initial outreach for subcontracting marketing. Prerequisite: It is recommended that you participate in GovCon 101, or have had a one-on-one meeting with a CIRAS Government contracting specialist prior to attending this session. Attending one of our Market Research workshops can also help you determine whether subcontracting is appropriate, but it is not required.

 

 

June 2019


3D Printing and Polymer Lab Tour

6/13/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: Learn how labs can support your material selection and failure efforts of polymer based components and assemblies. Learn advanced 3D printing technologies, like metal printing, are changing how companies envision their products and process. Learn how you can shorten your product development cycle.

 

 

July 2019


Sausage and Processed Meats

7/15/2019 - 7/19/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Details: The short course focuses on the technology of sausage production and other types of meat processing. Topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available.

 

You are a Certified Targeted Small Business- What's Next?

7/24/2019, Webinar

Details: This webinar series is provided in partnership with Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Targeted Small Business (TSB) program with the State of Iowa. This webinar is useful for companies that have recently received their TSB certification from the State of Iowa. The session will provide information on next steps and considerations to take advantage of the procurement opportunities for TSB's with the state of Iowa. We will explore the structure of the state and independent buying agencies and review the types of products and services they buy, discuss in greater detail the procurement benefits to the program, how to best do business with the state as a vendor and TSB, as well as marketing best practices. We will also discuss additional procurement and preference programs that you may be eligible for as a TSB. This session is also suitable for companies that are eligible for TSB certification, but would like to review the procurement processes and opportunities prior to pursuing certification.

 

Better Process Control School

7/29/2019 - 8/1/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Applied Sciences, Center for NDE, 1915 Scholl Rd

Details: The Better Process Control School certifies supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid and acidified foods in closed containers. All low-acid and acidified food processors must have a certified supervisor on hand at all times during processing. This school satisfies the training requirements for both FDA and USDA regulations. For questions, please contact Brenda Martin at bkmartin@iastate.edu.