News

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.

Zacary Smucker-Bryan joins as FFI’s Program Manager

Zac joined the Food Finance in October 2016. He will be working on various projects to support the mission of FFI helping food and farm entrepreneurs get profitable and successfully raise money.

New training and resources to support food hubs through national network

We are sharing some big news this week from the Food Finance Institute! A new training program to promote the financial sustainability of food hubs not just in Wisconsin but across the country will be available in 2017, thanks to $500,000 federal grant to the Food Finance Institute.