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USDA Webinar: Local Food Financing and Cooperative Business Models

Need capital? Where do you turn? There are many sources for financing food enterprises and cooperatives, including grants, loans, investors, and member equity. In this webinar, you’ll hear from food systems and cooperative development experts on various financing options available, … Continue reading

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Join the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch on October 13th!

Offices, organizations, restaurants, and businesses are invited to join schools across Wisconsin in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally grown apples on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The Great Lakes Apple Crunch isn’t just for kids: anyone … Continue reading

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2016 Double Dollars Program Starts July 3rd

We are happy to announce that this year’s Double Dollars program will begin on Sunday, July 3rd! It is also with tremendous excitement to announce that the Dane County Farmers’ Market and the South Madison Farmers’ Market is on board with … Continue reading

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Food & the Wisconsin Idea Gathering

You are invited to the next Food System Gathering on Thursday, June 9th from 3:30-4:30pm in the basement of the University Club followed by networking and Happy Hour from 4:30-5:30pm on the first floor. Greg Lawless from UW-Extension will be hosting … Continue reading

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The 2016 Local Food Summit is almost here!

The Local Food Summit Countdown Begins! With only 5 weeks left in the countdown for the 2016 Wisconsin Local Food Summit, let us give you 5 good reasons why you should attend! 1. Hear Stories From Food System Leaders including Winona … Continue reading

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2016 Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers Registration is Open!

Registration is open for the 2016 Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers to be held January 8-10, 2016 on the UW-Madison campus. This intensive, 3-day workshop provides a comprehensive look at what it takes to start and operate a sustainable business growing … Continue reading

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DANE COUNTY UW-EXTENSION TO OFFER SPRING 2016 “GREEN THUMB GARDENING” CLASS SERIES

The Dane County University of Wisconsin-Extension Horticulture Program will be offering classes for home and community gardeners in the spring of 2016. The “Green Thumb Gardening” class series will be taught by UW-Extension educators, specialists, and local horticulture experts who … Continue reading

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