Agri-Business Development

Iowa County, Wisconsin is part of the Madison MSA. The county’s proximity to services typically found in urban centers, coupled with its rural attributes offers business owners a rare opportunity to balance quality of live with the business advantages you need to be successful.

Agriculture works hard for Iowa County every day. Family-owned farms, food processors and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity while contributing to local income and tax revenues. Wisconsin’s farms and agricultural businesses generate more than $51.5 billion in economic activity and provide jobs for 420,000 people. About one out of every eight state citizens works in a job related to farming.

Iowa County Economic Impact of Agriculture

Iowa County Landowners Reference Guide published by UW-Extension 2008

Wisconsin 2014 Agricultural Statistics

Guide to Working with Food Market Professionals

Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen. Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen, located in Mineral Point, provides custom contract food manufacturing services, with initial consultation and resources for those considering it.

“Got Moo-La? Where to go for Wisconsin Business Assistance”

Wisconsin Community Food Systems Team. UW-Extension provides this great source of information, especially for new farmers, ag entrepreneurs and existing food and farm operations who are looking for information about new programs.

Center for Integrated Agricultural Studies. A sustainable agricultural research center at UW-Madison.

Wisconsin Dept. of Ag Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCAP) Agri-Business Information

Wisconsin USDA Rural Development

Agriculture Marketing Resource Center (AMRC). A national information resource for value-added agriculture.

AMRC Wisconsin Contacts

Wisconsin Ag Connection. A subsidiary of USAgNet.com, a network of Web sites that serve the needs of the agricultural industry with local, state and national information on a daily basis.

USDA “The Economics of Local Food Systems”: A toolkit to Guide Community Discussions, Assessments and Choices