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Wisconsin State Fair Canning Competition!!!

Wisconsin State Fair Canning Competition!!!

Do you have some mouthwatering recipes for canning up some tasty pickles, sweet & delish jellies, spicy salsas or scrumptious BBQ sauces??? Or do you know someone that does? If so, then you SHOULD enter your value-added canned food item into the FIRST Statewide annual canned food competition called the Jammin’ Jamboree, which will be […]

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FEED Incubator Kitchen in Madison

FEED Incubator Kitchen in Madison

Food Enterprise and Economic Development (FEED)  Kitchens, a project of the Northside Planning Council of Madison, includes five commercial kitchens, with specialized equipment for baking, produce preparation and processing, deli prep and meat processing. The 5,400-square-foot facility is available for rent by the hour so that food businesses and individuals seeking to sell food to […]

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The Village Hive: Bakery & Local Foods Collective

The Village Hive: Bakery & Local Foods Collective

Located in Amherst, Central Wisconsin, The Village Hive Bakery & Local Food Collective is Wisconsin’s newest shared-use kitchen. The Village Hive is located at 127 Main St. and is currently open to retail customers from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. However, this food processing facility can also be rented by the hour […]

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Marketing 201: Getting Your Products Off the Shelf- Registration now OPEN!

Marketing 201: Getting Your Products Off the Shelf- Registration now OPEN!

2013-2014 WI Local Food Business Seminars: This year’s seminars are presented monthly by DATCP and University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension. Check below for scheduled workshops and the webinar archive. Marketing 201: Getting Your Products Off the Shelf March will focus on branding and marketing your product. Tera Johnson of Tera’s Whey will discuss the following: 1)     Local food business […]

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Organic Processing Requirements and Certification

The Organic Processing Institute will be holding a workshop on Feb. 11th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the West Madison Ag Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Rd., Verona, WI, 53593 (SW side of Madison); or attend online. See the registration form for more details. The Instructors will be: Michelle Menken, Organic Communications Coordinator, Minnesota Crop […]

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Buy Local Buy Wisconsin Grants Awarded!

Buy Local Buy Wisconsin Grants Awarded!

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced the eight recipients of the 2014 Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grants at the Wisconsin Local Food Network Summit in Milwaukee on Friday January 31st. “I am pleased that DATCP was able to provide support for these innovative local food projects through the Buy Local, Buy […]

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What are your entrepreneurial traits?

What are your entrepreneurial traits?

  Some people just have that entrepreneurial spirit about them – do you know what kind of entrepreneurial traits you have? Before you start working on your business plan, take this short three page worksheet that will help you assess what kind of entrepreneurial traits you possess. Entrepreneurial Traits Worksheet

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Food Processing Survey

Food Processing Survey

Calling all Processors; we want to hear from you!   How are you looking to grow or improve your food business? What challenges or obstacles do you face? What resources do you utilize? What resources do you need? Let us know by completing a short 15 minute survey at: https://uwmadison.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_agTAgun6mVWc4Pr           […]

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Feasibility Survey for Shared-Use Kitchen in Owen, WI

Feasibility Survey for Shared-Use Kitchen in Owen, WI

The Central Wisconsin Agribusiness Innovation Center of Owen, Wisconsin is researching the possibility of developing a multi-purpose facility designed to foster education, training, research, and business development in the fields of agribusiness, biotechnology and renewable energy. If you would like to see a facility like this in the north central region of Wisconsin, please take […]

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WI Local Food Business Seminars- February seminar registration is OPEN!

UW-Cooperative Extension and the Department of Ag, Trade, and Consumer Protection have partnered to bring WI Local Food Business Seminars to four locations around the state.  Registration for the February seminar is now open! Click on the link for more information and to register:   February 11 – 14, 2014: Planning the best to avoid the worst […]

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WI Local Food Business Seminars, November 2013-May 2014

WI Local Food Business Seminars, November 2013-May 2014

WI Local Food Business Seminars November 2013-May 2014  UW-Cooperative Extension and the Department of Ag, Trade, and Consumer Protection have partnered to bring WI Local Food Business Seminars to four locations around the state. The workshops will be held once a month in each location from November 2013-May 2014: Ashland Black River Falls Green Bay Madison (also available […]

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Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grants due October 21

Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grants due October 21

Press Release from DATCP Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grants due October 21 The deadline is approaching for submitting Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant application materials. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) reminds potential applicants that pre-proposals must be received by 4:00 p.m. on October 21 to be considered. The purpose of […]

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2013 Agricultural Grants Workshops: Register Now!

2013 Agricultural Grants Workshops: Register Now!

Grant Programs for Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs Are you looking for ways to develop your innovative agricultural business?  Join us for a workshop designed to help you identify which grants or other financial options might be right for you. This workshop will discuss ways to plan your project and strengthen your application.  Specific grant programs […]

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