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Dane County Office of Workforce & Economic Development

Agricultural & Bio-Ag Enterprise

Agriculture has always been a big part of Dane County's heritage and economy, and we plan to keep it that way. Use this page to explore agricultural and bio-ag enterprise opportunities in the area.
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BUSINESS ATTRACTION & RETENTION

 

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)

2811 Agriculture Drive
Madison, WI 53718

farmcenter@wisconsin.gov

  • 1 (800) 942-2474 (toll free)

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

201 W. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703

  • (608) 266-9944

BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

Association of Women in Agriculture

1909 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53726

awa-news@hotmail.com

  • (608) 231-3702

Cooperative Network

1 S Pinckney, Suite 810
Madison, WI 53703

  • (608) 258-4400

Dane County Farm Bureau

2193 Highway 73
Cambridge, WI 53523

  • (608) 423-9860

Institutional Food Market Coalition (IFM)

Dane County UW-Extension
5201 Fen Oak Dr. Rm. 138
Madison, WI 53718

  • (608) 224-3710

FairShare CSA Coalition (Formerly MACSAC)

303 S Paterson Street, Suite 1B
Madison, WI 53703

info@macsac.org

  • (608) 226-0300

Midwest Food Processors Association, Inc

4600 American Parkway, Suite 110
Madison WI, 53718-8334

info@mwfpa.org

  • (608) 255-9946

Professional Dairy Producers of WI

N5776 County D, Suite 1
Fond du Lac, WI 54937

mail@pdpw.org 

  • (800) 947-7379 (toll free)

Something Special From Wisconsin, WI DATCP

PO Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708

datcpssfw@wi.gov

  • (608) 224-5124

Wisconsin Corn Growers Assn
Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board

W1360 Highway 106
Palmyra, WI 53156

wicorn@centurytel.net

  • (262) 495-2232

Wisconsin Farmers Union

117 W Spring Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

info@wisconsinfarmersunion.com

  • (715) 723-5561

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation

1241 John Q Hammons Drive
Madison, WI 53717

info.demingway@wfbf.com

  • (608) 828-5710

Wisconsin Soybean Association

2976 Triverton Pike Road
Madison, WI 53711

  • (608) 274-7522

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center

8520 University Green
Middleton, WI 53562

  • (608) 262-6900

School for Beginning Dairy & Livestock Producers

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
UW College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
1535 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706

rlcates@wisc.edu

  • (608) 262-5200
    (608) 265-6437

School for Beginning Market Growers

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
6300 Enterprise Lane
Madison, WI 53719

  • (608) 265-3704

Dairy 2020 Planning Grant

3737 Monona Drive
Madison, WI 53714

  • (608) 263-7805

Dane County Farm Service Agency

1 Fen Oak Court
Madison, WI 53718

  • (608) 224-3767

Farm Center (DATCP)
Bureau of Agri-Business Development
Division of Agricultural Development

2811 Agriculture Drive
Madison, WI 53718

  • 1 (800) 942-2474 (toll free)

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute School Gardening Program

W2493 County Road ES, PO Box 990
East Troy, WI 53120

  • (262) 642-3303, ext. 100

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute Farm Systems

W2493 County Road ES, PO Box 990
East Troy, WI 53120

  • (262) 642-3303, ext. 114

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services (MOSES)

5233 McKay Avenue
Spring Valley, WI 54767

info@mosesorganic.org

  • (715) 778-5775

UW Center for Cooperatives

427 Lorch Street
Madison, WI 53706-1503

  • (608) 263-4775

UW-Extension - Dane County

1 Fen Oak Court, Room 138
Madison, WI 53718-8812

  • (608) 224-3700

    Dairy and Livestock: (608) 224-3717

    Crops and Soils: (608) 224-3716

    Commercial Horticulture: (608) 224-3715

Upper Midwest Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT)

1547 Rockton Road
Caledonia, IL 61011

  • (815) 389-8455

University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center

425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

  • (608) 262-7293

UW School of Business Small Business Development Center & Technology Business Institute

975 University Ave, Suite 3260
Madison, WI 53706

  • (608) 263-7680
    (800) 940-7232

SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives)
Counselors to America's Small Business

MG&E Business Center
505 S. Rosa Rd
Madison, WI 53719

  • (608) 441-2820

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA)

700 5th Ave, 3rd Floor, PO Box 327
Antigo, WI 54409

  • (715) 623-7683

MARKET DEVELOPMENT

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)

2811 Agriculture Drive, PO Box 8911
Madison, WI 53718-6777

farmcenter@wisconsin.gov

  • (800) 942-2474 (toll free)

REAP Food Group

306 E Wilson St, Suite 2E
Madison, WI 53703

farmtoschool@reapfoodgroup.org

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local Program: (608) 310-7832

    Farm-to-School Program: (608) 310-7833

Wisconsin Corn Growers Assn
Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board

W1360 Highway 106
Palmyra, WI 53156

wicorn@centurytel.net

  • (262) 495-2232

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA)

700 5th Ave, 3rd Floor, PO Box 327
Antigo, WI 54409

  • (715) 623-7683

Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association

132 E Grand Avenue, Suite 202, PO Box 365
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

  • (715) 423-2070

FINANCING & CAPITAL

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Dairy, and Consumer Protection (DATCP)

DATCP has numerous grant and loan programs available to Dane County agricultural enterprises.

Website

Credit Relief Program (CROP)
Farm Asset Reinvestment Management (FARM)
and Agribusiness Guarantee (AGBG)

Badgerland Financial

Economic Development Revolving Loan Funds (RLF)

Contact: Olivia Parry, Economic Development Specialist
(608) 266-4270

parry@countyofdane.com