Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin

Local Food Business Seminars

The Local Food Business Seminars provide producers with an affordable opportunity to learn technical assistance skills from regional experts and peers in a classroom and/or webinar setting. This year's seminars are presented monthly by DATCP and University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension. Check below for scheduled workshops and the webinar archive.

Upcoming Events

April 2014: Know your buyer - Wednesday, April 30, Madison only, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A panel discussion from a multitude of local food buyers and experts. Learn about CSA member management, selling to restaurants, grocery stores, institutions, and schools. Find out what they are looking for and how to best approach them with your products. Speakers include: Claire Strader (Small-Scale and Organic Produce Educator), Theresa Feiner (REAP food group), Patrick DePula (Salvatore's Tomato Pies), Annemarie Maitri (Bloom Bake Shop), Derek Burnstad (Burnstad's Market), Claire Nagel (Food Service Administrator), and Kymm Mutch (Farmlogix).

May 2014: Selling through a distributor - Dates TBD

A a discussion from local food producers that sell to distributors as well as a local food hub/aggregator in your neighborhood. Find out which model would work best for you and your business. 

Webinar Archive

Videos of past workshops are available in the Webinar Archives. If you have any questions or would like to be informed when the archives become available, please contact Teresa Engel at or 608-224-5101. 

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