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Taco-bout a Saucy Success Story

By Angela Nissen | November 3, 2021

The Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK) was created to be a place for food entrepreneurs to expand their businesses through…

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Getting to Know Shari Plimpton, Ph.D., Vice President, Director of Food Industry Programs

By Angela Nissen | October 20, 2021

We believe it’s important to know who you’re working with. We’re continuing our Getting to Know CIFT blog series with…

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3D Printing Saves Food Company Thousands

By Angela Nissen | September 7, 2021

Cooper Farms is a family owned, diversified farm and food company based in Northwest and West Central Ohio, an area…

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Custom Automated Processing Line Delivers Huge Value

By Angela Nissen | August 23, 2021

Brinkman’s Cannery and Greenhouse, located in Findlay, OH, processes turkey, chicken, beef, pork and other related food products. The company…

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#essential – the untold story of the Ohio food industry and the pandemic

By Angela Nissen | August 18, 2021

New short film explores the story of food production in Ohio during the pandemic The pandemic that began in March…

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How to Overcome Food Sanitation Challenges

By Stacy Vernon | July 27, 2021

A properly planned, executed and maintained food sanitation program is vital to the success of any operation. So why can…

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Getting to Know Derrick Coleman, Project Manager — Food Production

By Angela Nissen | June 29, 2021

We believe it’s important to know who you’re working with. We’re continuing on with our Getting to Know CIFT blog…

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Getting to Know Paula Ray, NOCK Operations Manager

By Angela Nissen | June 23, 2021

We believe it’s important to know who you’re working with. We’re continuing our Getting to Know CIFT series with our…

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Getting to Know Matt Inniger, Program Manager — Advanced Food Technology

By Angela Nissen | June 15, 2021

We believe it’s important to know who you’re working with. We’re continuing our Getting to Know CIFT series with our…

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Ohio Food Industry Summit Sparks Small Business’s Growth

By Angela Nissen | March 18, 2021

Darista Dips is on a mission to delight eaters with unbelievably tasty food inspired by cuisines from around the world,…

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The Pragmatic (and Effective!) Approach to Lean

By Angela Nissen | March 11, 2021

You’ve had a horrible experience with lean before, even after being told it’s supposed to make your life easier. These…

2020 CIFT Excellence Award

Announcing the 2020 CIFT Excellence Award Winner

By Angela Nissen | March 8, 2021

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2020 CIFT Excellence Award — Guac Shop! The CIFT Excellence Award…