Local and Regional Food Program

The Wisconsin Local and Regional Food Program provides an array of marketing and business development services that strengthen our state’s agricultural economy through the growth of local and regional markets for Wisconsin agricultural products.

The core programs include:

Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin promotes local and regional sales of Wisconsin products, keeping food dollars in the state.

Something Special from Wisconsin™ increases recognition of Wisconsin products with a trademark used by nearly 500 companies on their product labels and promotional materials.

Farm to School increases economic opportunities for Wisconsin producers by bringing nutritional information and local foods to participating school districts across the state through strong partnerships with state agencies and the federal AmeriCorps program.

Organic Farming & Food builds the capacity and expertise of Wisconsin organic food businesses and organizations to help bring more Wisconsin organic food products to market to fulfill growing consumer demand.
Specialty Crops programming and grants help specialty crop producers overcome obstacles, make their operation more profitable, and help them grow. We do this through field days, educational materials, workshops, and one-on-one technical assistance.
These programs increase the demand for, access to, and sale of Wisconsin grown and produced agricultural products. The Local and Regional Food Program helps producers capitalize upon this growing sector of our agricultural economy, ensuring that Wisconsin remains one of the top producers of diverse, high quality food products.
New! The Local and Regional Food Program Annual Report is available for Fiscal Year 2013 (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013). Click here to read the 16-page PDF.