Explore our services for food developers, agri-processors and aspiring entrepreneurs. The Food and Agri-Product Processing Branch has the people, the experience and the expertise to take your food or agri-product to the next level.  We can connect you to partners, suppliers and expertise as you move from concept to market.

The Food and Agri-Product Processing Branch provides services to entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations to strengthen the competitive position of Manitoba's food and agri-product processing industries in the domestic and global marketplace.  The branch provides information and intelligence, pathfinding, tools and marketing and business consultancy services and facilitates industry development through collaboration and alliances.  Delivery of programs and services is supported by training events, resource materials, outreach missions and other resources.

Visit the Food Commercialization section to connect with Manitoba facilities that research, develop and process food products. In the About the Sector section, you can learn about exciting new opportunities to manufacture products from agricultural fibre and crop by-products.  Check out the Resources page for factsheets, tools, manuals and directories. 

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A variety of valuable resources can be found on the Food and Agri-Product Processing Resources page.  Visit this one-stop shop for factsheets, guidebooks, worksheets and directories to help you build your future in food. 
If you are a food manufacturer and you are not selling to the food service industry, you might be missing an opportunity.  Check out What Food Manufacturers Need to Know to Sell to the Food Service Industry.
Finding and choosing the right distributor for your food product is essential to securing your markets and growing your business.  Try our Choosing the Right Distributor for Your Food Product resource to help you identify the steps to take.
To Pack or Not to Pack?  Many food entrepreneurs partner with contract manufacturers, or co-packers, to help manufacture their food product. Manitoba Agriculture has developed a Co-Packer List  and a Using a Co-Packer Factsheet to help you start your search. 
Rent a commercial community kitchen to develop your food product idea and keep your costs low while you grow your business.
Food and Ag Processing E-News
Your information source on food and agri-product processing, including business management strategies, profiles of Manitoba businesses, government programs and services, important deadlines and upcoming events.

Upcoming Events  


February 8, 2018 Basics of Exporting Workshop

February 23 & 24 Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm