Apply now for the 4th Annual Business Investor Showcase


Slow Money Wisconsin is excited to invite food and value-added farm businesses to apply for inclusion in their 4th annual Business Investor Showcase.

Since 2012 Slow Money Wisconsin’s Investor Showcase has:

  • Facilitated over $4,000,000 in investments for Showcase Businesses
  • Prepared 26 businesses to deliver an investor pitch
  • Provided one-on-one technical assistance to over 26 businesses
  • Connected entrepreneurs to businesses development opportunities throughout the region

As a selected Slow Money Wisconsin Investor Showcase Business you receive:

  • 8 to 10 hours of one-on-one technical assistance
  • Access to a curated investor panel at our Business Investor Showcase
  • Access to showcase attendees including investors, bankers, and other financial representatives
  • An investor pitch/presentation
  • Inclusion in the Slow Money Wisconsin business portfolio

If your application is not accepted, your application fee gets you:

  • A 30-60 minute phone consultation with one of our coaches, providing technical and funding ideas for your venture
  • Two tickets to our Business Investor Showcase

Slow Money Wisconsin Business Investor Timeline

  • Feb 11th to March 11th – applications accepted
  • March 11th to March 30th – applications reviewed
  • Week of March 28th – applicants notified of acceptance
  • April 1st to May 4th – accepted applicants work with mentors
  • April 29th – Kick Off Event @ Alt Brew/ 1808 Wright St/ Madison, WI 53704
  • April 29th through May 5th – various promotional events
  • May 6th Business Investor Showcase @ The East Side Club / 3735 Monona Drive / Madison, WI 53714

To submit an application for consideration please:

  • complete the application and prepare any supplemental documents
  • submit application by or before March 11th to
  • submit the $100 application fee to

Best of luck!

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2016 Southern WI Vegetable Production Workshops coming soon!


Early Bird Registration ends on Tuesday 1/26

Dane County UW-Extension and the FairShare CSA Coalition are teaming up again to put on the 2016 Southern Wisconsin Vegetable Production Workshops. Join us to learn detailed production information on specific vegetable crops from farmer presenters representing a variety of scales and techniques. Extension specialists will also share current research on the crops. Though these workshops are not exclusively organic, there is a focus on organic practices.

Each workshop is enhanced by a handout including detailed production notes from each of three farmer presenters per crop. Download past handouts, learn more, and register at the Vegetable Production Workshops event page.

Wednesday, February 10th

1-3 pm: Brussels Sprouts with Mike Noltnerwyss of Crossroads Community Farm, Jillian Varney of Small Family Farm, and Russ Groves or Amanda Gevens of UW Extension

3-5 pm: Organic Weed Management with Steve Pincus of Tipi Produce, Heidi Accola of Roots & Shoots, and John Middleton of Fazenda Boa Terra

Thursday, February 18th

1-3 pm: Sweet Potatoes with David Perkins of Vermont Valley Community Farm, Noah Engel of Driftless Organics, Tony Schultz of Stoney Acres Farm, and Russ Groves or Amanda Gevens of UW Extension

3-5 pm: Melons with Steve Pincus of Tipi Produce, Kat Becker of Stoney Acres Farm, Brian Emerson of West Madison Ag Research Station, and Russ Groves or Amanda Gevens of UW Extension


Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI. Free Parking. Rooms will be larger this year to more comfortably accommodate our growing numbers.


Register by January 26th for the Early Bird rate of $40 for the whole series or $25 for one day. After the 26th, the registration fee will be $50 for the whole series or $30 for one day.

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As AA/EEO employer, UW-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements. To ensure equal access, please make requests for reasonable accommodations prior to the program (10 days is reasonable). Call 224-3707 to request an accommodation.
Please note that a photographer will be taking videos and pictures of participants at these events. UW-Extension will use these videos and pictures in a manner consistent with the UW-Extension’s mission. Your attendance at these events indicates your consent for your image to be recorded and used in this manner.
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Apply now for FairShare’s Partner Shares Program!

FairShare’s Partner Shares program is now accepting applicants for the 2016 season.

Partner Shares is a cost-sharing program that provides financial assistance to limited-income households for purchasing CSA vegetable shares. People can get half the cost of their share paid for up to $300 if they meet eligibility guidelines, which you can find here.

The Partner Shares program makes joining a CSA farm more affordable for everyone. Its easy to sign up following the steps here. Applicants are recommended to complete and submit their Partner Shares application by March 18, 2016 for the 2016 growing season. Any interested households are encouraged to contact FairShare CSA Coalition to check on availability throughout the year. Requests for Partner Shares funding assistance are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.Primrose-winter-share-06-330x247

You can even pay your share using SNAP/Food Share/EBT! Contact the FairShare office at (608) 226-0300, if you are interested in paying using these options.

See FairShare’s Website for more Information:


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