Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin

Local Food Business Seminar Series

The Local Food Business Seminar series give producers affordable opportunities to learn technical skills from their peers and from regional experts in a classroom and/or webinar setting. The seminars are planned and delivered by staff from DATCP and a number of partner organizations. The focus of the workshops is to educate local food producers as well as food businesses that emphasize using Wisconsin-grown or raised food. 

2014-2015 Local Food Business Seminar schedule

The 2014-2015 seminar series will begin October 20. Registration is open now. For a complete schedule of the topics, dates and locations of the workshops, click here. The seven classes cost between $10 and $15 each. Something Special from Wisconsin participants get a $5 discount per class.


Register for the entire series at once for the discounted price of $55. (The Something Special from Wisconsin discount does not apply to this reduced price.) Click here to register for the entire series.
Use the links below to register for or to see an individual agenda for each workshop. Click here to see the series listed on a 2014-2015 calendar.




Stevens Point

Gays Mills



Business Planning 


October 20, 2014

October 21, 2014

October 22, 2014

October 23, 2014

 Legal/Business Structures


November 3, 2014

November 4, 2014

November 5, 2014

November 6, 2014

Food Safety


December 1, 2014

December 2, 2014

December 3, 2014

December 4, 2014



January 5, 2015

January 6, 2015

January 7, 2015

January 8, 2015

Knowing Your Buyer


February 9, 2015

February 10, 2015

February 11, 2015

February 12, 2015

Working with a Distributor

Coming Soon!

March 2, 2015

March 3, 2015

March 4, 2015

March 5, 2015

Finding the Dollars


March 16, 2015

March 17, 2015

March 18, 2015

March 19, 2015


To see a complete list of the partners that collaborated to design and deliver the 2014-2015 webinar series, click here.

For questions about the BLBW program, please contact Kietra Olson at or 608-224-5112..