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FFI provides rigorous training, resources, tools and mentorship to prepare technical assistance providers to help food, beverage and value-added agriculture businesses around the country optimize their business models and raise the money they need to grow.

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See Below Our List of Trained and Certified Consultants:

Level One – Food Sector Business Consultant Training Participants

Angie Sullivan, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Lisa Stout, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Becky Paris, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Kietra Olson, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Norm Monsen, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Lois Federman, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Cynthia Jaggi, Independent Consultant

Eric Brown, Independent Consultant

Jenny Doty, Independent Consultant

Jim Gage, Independent Consultant

Lisa Shirek, Independent Consultant

Mary Pat Carlson, Independent Consultant

Sarah Larson, REAP Food Group

Courtney Berner, University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives

Claire Strader, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, Fair Share CSA Coalition

Gene Schriefer, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension

Jason Fischbach, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension

Erin Peot, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension

Linda Davis, WI Small Business Development Centers

Daniel Lemmer, WI Small Business Development Centers

Jason Mueller, WI Small Business Development Centers

Brock Waterman, WI Small Business Development Centers

Thomas McDermott, WI Small Business Development Centers

Danielle Campeau, WI Small Business Development Centers

Katherine Fossler, WI Small Business Development Centers

Cheryl Mitchell, WI Small Business Development Centers

Karen Taylor, WI Small Business Development Centers

Terri Urbanek, WI Small Business Development Centers

Anne Hlavacka, WI Small Business Development Centers

David Stauffacher, WI Small Business Development Centers

Zacary Smucker-Bryan, Food Finance Institute

Neil Lerner, WI Small Business Development Centers

Lauren Pradhan, Grow North MN

Anne Inman, WI Small Business Development Centers

John Katz, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Greg Zahn, Circle Union Farm

Maggie Fitzsimmons, James D. Gage Consulting

Linda Halley, Bryn Farm LLC

Dana Slowiak, James D. Gage Consulting

Vic Grassman, Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research

Barbara Pillow Sidibeh, Midwest Urban Farming Institute

Josh Dansdill, Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development

Jeremy Beach, Renk Agribusiness Institute, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison

Adam Haen, FEED Kitchens

Marlon Weston, Thunder Valley CDC

Andrea Hughes, Wisconsin Women’s Business Intiative Corporation (WWBIC)

Ngoc Nhi Le, Gener8tor

Jan Joannides, Renewing the Countryside

Jeff Glazer, UW Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic

Rebecca Frabizio, FamilyFarmed

Kim Bartko, FamilyFarmed

Anthony Ndoca, James D. Gage Consulting

Gabriella Szmola, Whimsical Acres/Sweet Memories

Kayla Koether, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Brian Tapp, Iowa State University Extension/SBDC

Level Two – Food Sector Financial Analyst Training Participants

Linda Davis, WI Small Business Development Centers

Daniel Lemmer, WI Small Business Development Centers

Jason Mueller, WI Small Business Development Centers

Brock Waterman, WI Small Business Development Centers

Thomas McDermott, WI Small Business Development Centers

Danielle Campeau, WI Small Business Development Centers

Katherine Fossler, WI Small Business Development Centers

Cheryl Mitchell, WI Small Business Development Centers

Karen Taylor, WI Small Business Development Centers

Anne Hlavacka, WI Small Business Development Centers

David Stauffacher, WI Small Business Development Centers

Zacary Smucker-Bryan, Food Finance Institute

Neil Lerner, WI Small Business Development Centers

Lisa Stout, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Becky Paris, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Kietra Olson, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Sarah Larson, REAP Food Group

Cynthia Jaggi, Independent Consultant

Certified Food Finance Institute Consultants

Lois Federman, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Cynthia Jaggi, Independent Consultant

Daniel Lemmer, WI Small Business Development Centers

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