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Food Finance Institute FaBcap Accelerator chooses 10 businesses for Class of 2020-21

MADISON – Ten emerging food and beverage sector entrepreneurs have been selected to join the Food Finance Institute (FFI) FaBcap Accelerator.

We’re Hiring, New Programs, and More!

The Food Finance Institute has been busy creating more opportunities, resources and systems to help us move money into food, farms and communities.

Food Finance Institute at University of Wisconsin System to host popular FaBcap Accelerator and Scaler Series

MADISON – A popular program for Wisconsin food and beverage businesses has opened its 2020-21 application period with a shift in an ongoing collaboration.

Effort to increase profitability of Wisconsin farm businesses

MADISON – An initiative to build profitable farm businesses in Wisconsin is launching with events this summer and fall.

Edible-Alpha® Live! brings food and ag impact investing to the center stage

The Food Finance Institute (FFI) is hosting Edible-Alpha® Live!, a one-day event showcasing national leaders in the food and ag industry for podcast interviews and up-and-coming entrepreneurs for early look presentations focused on impact investing and innovation in the food and ag sector.

Boot camp offered in partnership with Center for Dairy Research

MADISON – The Food Finance Institute and Center for Dairy Research will be holding a four-day boot camp in February at Babcock Hall to help food and beverage companies take their business to the next level.

Zacary Smucker-Bryan leaving FFI

After 3 years working with the Food Finance Institute, Zac is leaving FFI to work as the Digital Experience Strategist for the University of Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.

Sarah Larson joins Madison Food Policy Council, Willy Street Co-Op Board of Directors

MADISON – Sarah Larson, Program Manager for the Food Finance Institute (FFI), has been selected to serve in two important food-related leadership roles.

Specialized training to optimize growth, resilience for Wisconsin’s food and beverage businesses

MADISON, WI — A pilot program to advance the state’s small food and beverage businesses is launching this month with support from a $100,000 federal grant.

Tera Johnson Receives Chancellor’s Wisconsin Idea Award (University of Wisconsin Extension)

Madison, WI – Tera Johnson, founder of the Food Finance Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Division for Business & Entrepreneurship, was honored Sept.