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Producers First!

Hey, farmers selling locally!  Ever wanted to bring in an expert to do something like design a logo, set up an account system, take a look at your farming plan, or something else a consultant could do?  If cost has been an issue, apply to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Producers First Program by March 31.

Producers First offers up to $3,000 for Wisconsin farmers to work with a consultant of their choosing ( farmers do have to kick in at least 10%).  The goal is to expand local markets through one-on-one technical assistance, and that technical assistance can look like just about anything:  accounting and financial organization, business planning, food safety, grant writing assistance, legal services, market development, packaging and label development, whole farm planning, etc.

For more information click here.