Economic Development and Innovation Center

​​​​​The Wisconsin Economic Development and Innovation Center supports the growth and success of local and regional food systems through business, farm, and rural development programs and services.

Core Programs​​

Dairy Development and Meat and Livestock DevelopmentProvides information, resources, and connections that beginning and emerging businesses require for success, such as grant opportunities, technical assistance, and referrals to agricultural entrepreneurs, consultation to agricultural clients on business improvements, assistance on exploring market, and product opportunities for sector growth and support to agricultural development statewide.​

Organic and Specialty Crop Mark​et Developme​nt: Helps develop and expand market share for local products and provide industry stakeholders with market development assistance, research, technical seminars and one-on-one business development consultation, among​ other methods.

Wisconsin Farm to School: Supports Farm to School programs in Wisconsin and works with farmers, food distributors, and processors to identify and reduce impediments to increasing the amount of Wisconsin-grown and produced foods served in Wisconsin schools and institutions.

​Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin: Provides grants that are designed to strengthen Wisconsin’s agricultural and food industries by working to reduce the marketing, distribution, and processing hurdles that impede the expansion of sales of Wisconsin’s food products to local purchasers.​