ONLINE: Ideas for Meals and Farm Enterprise Success – Isthmus

media launch: UW-Madison Division of Extension Neighborhood Meals Techniques Program will present no-cost digital workshops for meals entrepreneurs 10-11:15am each Monday from March 7 to April 4.

The session will cowl subjects comparable to:

·       social media advertising

·       finest practices in personnel administration

·       aggregation and distribution

·       culturally rooted meals enterprise improvement, and

·       enterprise improvement instruments

“The previous two years have been particularly troublesome for a lot of small meals companies. Extension has quite a few sources to assist new and rising meals companies handle the challenges they face immediately. We sit up for connecting with meals enterprise homeowners to share ideas, sources, and a few nice examples of meals enterprise improvements from throughout Wisconsin,” mentioned Extension Neighborhood Meals Techniques Program Supervisor Lindsey Day Farnsworth.

March 7: Kristin Runge, Neighborhood Improvement Specialist with UW-Extension

Kristin will illustrate how meals entrepreneurs can make the most of social media to boost their companies model attain.

March 14: Jim Versweyveld, Extension Farm Administration Outreach Specialist

Jim can be specializing in subjects comparable to farm management improvement, HR finest practices, and worker security and well being. His discuss will concentrate on how one can rent and retain staff via enhancements in administration and office tradition.

March 21: Panel on Native Meals Companies Doing Incubation, Aggregation, and Distribution

Audio system embody Brian Gronski from Farmer’s Finest in Inexperienced Bay, Trevor Drake of the Central Rivers Farm Shed in Stevens Level, and Christine Ameigh of Christine’s Kitchen in Madison. Every enterprise represents a definite mannequin of native meals enterprise incubation, aggregation, and/or distribution.

March 28: Philomena Kebec, Dangerous River Enterprise Middle and member of the Dangerous River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Philomena brings prior expertise in her function as a coverage analyst and legal professional with the Nice Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Fee and can focus on her function in supporting the event of a business fishing firm.

April 4: Jess Spayde, Extension Neighborhood Improvement Educator in southwestern Wisconsin

Jess will introduce contributors to GrowthWheel, a enterprise planning instrument, to spotlight key areas of enterprise improvement together with enterprise idea, operational arrange, organizational processes, and buyer relationships.

All workshops are free to the general public and can be hosted on Zoom. Registration for the occasion is offered on-line at:

For added details about the workshops e-mail Extension Neighborhood Meals Techniques Challenge Assistant [email protected]