The Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin workshops provide producers with an affordable opportunity to learn technical assistance skills from regional experts and peers in a classroom setting. Archived videos of workshops are posted on this website by topic.
This presentation from February 28, 2013 includes information on balance sheets, income statements and statements of cash flow.
This webinar from March 7, 2013 covers enterprise budget analysis including production changes, product mix and pricing.
Investment analysis, partial budgeting and other tools were shared in the webinar held on Thursday, March 14, 2013.
This workshop held in January 2012 discussed the importance of complete financial records in your local food business. Speakers Robin Meier and Jill Kimmerly led the workshop on using Quickbooks for your accounting and tax needs.
This workshop took participants one step farther into using Quickbooks for accounting of your local business.
The Branding workshop in January and February 2012 gave an overview about brand development. Andrea Neu discussed local food trends and the 12 steps to successful packaging.
Scott Skelly of Corn Mazes America (Janesville) presented a webinar on May 2 about the importance of developing an online marketing plan for your farm. He discussed social media and what online machinery are the best tools for your job.
This workshop in December 2011 focused on increasing communication, performance and teamwork in the workplace. Topics included interviewing, hiring, teamwork, employee evaluation, seasonality and delegating.
This January 2013 presentation by Perry Engel discusses "Good Agricultural Practices" and "Good Handling Practices."
Rules, Regulations and Requirements
Rachel Armstrong of Farm Commons (Madison) led a webinar on April 25 about the legal aspects of running a farm that sells directly to consumers. Topics include liability concerns, sales agreements and employment laws.
Shannon Dorn of DATCP discussed basic label requirements for retail-packaged food products in Wisconsin in a May 9th webinar. Topics included nutritional labeling exemptions and appropriate declaration of major food allergens.