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.
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.
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.
Agriculture Marketing Resource Center (AMRC). A national information resource for value-added agriculture.
USDA “The Economics of Local Food Systems”: A toolkit to Guide Community Discussions, Assessments and Choices