Application Process

If you are interested in learning more about our application process, please email Gaye Sandoz to get more information about the next quarterly informational presentation.

Food companies that will benefit from the services of the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator will be asked to fill out our short business plan form and a cash flow analysis form. To obtain assistance with a business form or expansion strategy, we have partnered with the Louisiana Business and Technology Center.

Costs Involved

We recommend that all companies have a cash flow analysis done with some business expenses saved before applying for our program. You can find information about business startups at

It costs approximately $1,500 for fees, insurance and permits to get started in the food business.

As a tenant at the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator, you will have access to:

  • Commercial kitchen for hourly rental
  • Dry, cold and pallet storage
  • Specialized processing equipment on an individual evaluation
  • Analytical and Testing services

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