Grow Your Food-Focused Business and Raise Money
Our mission at the Food Finance Institute is to make sophisticated financial technical assistance available to every growing food, beverage, and value-added farm enterprise.
Unprecedented change in the food industry is rapidly raising the bar for all food and value-added farm enterprises. Old or young, big or small, these businesses are scrambling to become more financially resilient and capable of adapting quickly. We help equip entrepreneurs to get profitable and raise money.
FFI provides rigorous training, resources, tools and mentorship to consultants so they can provide sophisticated financial technical assistance to food, beverage and value-added agriculture businesses.
Edible-Alpha® is a digital resource hub providing our collaborative network with actionable insights, training, resources and tools so they can build and fund the next generation of profitable food, beverage and value-added agriculture businesses.
Our sponsors are committed to growing profitable and impactful food and farm business enterprises. Their support enables us to reach more businesses, create valuable content like our podcast, and offer quality training
We use a collaborative business model to expand the reach of our consulting work by partnering with a wide range of individuals and organizations, including community partners, financial institutions, lenders and investors, to accomplish our mission of making sophisticated, high-quality technical assistance available to food, beverage and value-added farm businesses throughout the state of Wisconsin and beyond.
Looking to make your business model investible? Our Raising Equity immersion training will help your food or farm business start assembling a financial package request and develop a game plan to successfully raise debt and equity.
Edible-Alpha® Podcasts for Food & Farm Businesses
On the Edible-Alpha® Podcast, hosted by Tera Johnson, we talk to a wide range of stakeholders about what it really takes to grow succ…Read More
FFI is a proud part of the UW System Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship. The Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship strives to help any business at any stage of development through our five distinct program units and array of experienced business consultants and programs.See Our Success
Food Finance Institute founder Tera Johnson hands over leadership to Sarah Larson
MADISON – Tera Johnson, who founded the Food Finance Institute (FFI) in 2014 to make sophisticated financial technical assistance available for every growing food, value-added agriculture and food systems enterprise, is leaving her position. Sarah Larson, FFI’s program manager, will take over as interim director starting Sept. 1.Read More
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Yumbutter – Clarifying A Business Model Path and Building a National Brand
Matt D’Amour and Adrian Reif didn’t just create a nut butter company; they pursued their dream of running the world’s most responsible food company.Read More