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Fostering Sustainable Agriculture through Research, Education and Policy since 1984

Agricultural Innovation

A successful agricultural enterprise requires a lot of expertise, from business planning and financing to distribution to marketing. Quietly and with very limited resources, the Agricultural Innovation Center has been providing that expertise to agricultural entrepreneurs and creating successful new businesses across Wisconsin.

The  Agricultural Innovation Center was established in 2005 as a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Its mission is to support entrepreneurship and market development in Wisconsin’s agricultural economy through applied research, technical assistance and outreach programs by leveraging university expertise and public-private partnerships.

Despite all of their benefits, the Farm to School program, the Buy Local Buy Wisconsin program, and the Agricultural Innovation Center are all terribly underfunded. If you want to help get these programs the funding that they deserve, sign up for MFAI’s newsletter and informational updates .