Value-Added Food and Farm Business Counselor Program

​​The Value-added Food and Farm Business Counselor program, launched in January 2016, offers a network of certified Food and Farm Business Counselors. Designed to help increase sales and profitability for Wisconsin local food producers and businesses, the network consists of 16​ counselors from around the state who can provide one-on-one technical assistance.

Through this program, designed primarily for businesses beyond the initial start-up phase, counselors assist in a wide range of areas, including: business planning, long-term budgeting, market research, and funding options. Each counselor has his/her own area of expertise, and brings his/her own experiences to the table. Assistance is available statewide, although some counselors are restricted to specific regions or counties. Fees vary by the counselor, with many counselors able to assist free of charge.

The full list of counselors can be viewed here.

If you're not sure who the best fit would be for you, fill out this questionnaire, and the program manager will assist you.

For more information, contact:

Kietra Olson
Program Manager
Phone: (608) 224-5112