Wisconsin Foods Program

​​​​​​​The Wisconsin Foods Program is an economic development program designed to promote local and regional sales of Wisconsin products, keeping food dollars in the state. Program components range from providing resources and technical assistance for producers to providing grant funds for industry innovation.

The program provides an array of marketing and business development services that strengthen Wisconsin's agricultural economy through the growth of local and regional markets for the state's agricultural products.

For questions about the Wisconsin Foods program, contact:

Kietra Olson
Program Manager
(608) 224-5112

Email: kietra.olson@wisconsin.gov

Programs and activities

Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin (BLBW) Grants Competitive grant program to strengthen Wisconsin's agricultural and food industries. 

Value-Added Food and Farm Business Counselor Program Providing technical assistance  in market research, funding and pricing, sales and marketing, and a wide variety of other topics to help businesses get started.

Edible Startup Summit  Intensive three day-long workshop designed to reduce barriers for local food producers.

Local Food Marketing Guide

Wisconsin Local Food Marketing Guide – 106-page guide for  producers interested in entering localmarkets

Food Safety Self Evaluation Checklist 

Food Safety Self-Evaluation   Learn about best practices for growers and take the self-evaluation guide.


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