Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin

Local Food Business Seminar Series

The Local Food Business Seminar series gives 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.


Use the links below to register for or to see an individual agenda for each workshop.





Business Planning


Oct. 23, 2014

Legal/Business Structures


Nov. 6, 2014

Food Safety


Dec. 4, 2014



Jan. 8, 2015

Knowing Your Buyer


Feb. 12, 2015

Working with a Distributor


Mar. 5, 2015

Finding the Dollars


Mar. 19, 2015

Take a look at the complete list of partners that collaborated to design and deliver the 2014-2015 webinar series.

Webinar archives

Click here to watch recordings of previous seminars. Updated November 2014.
For questions about the BLBW program, please contact Kietra Olson at or 608-224-5112.