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Agricultural Innovation Center. ANRE Conf Dec 13-15, 2005 Emerging Ag Markets (EAM) Team - Ag Innovation Center Greg Lawless, Aliesha Crowe. Why we needed to do this program. PATS: 6,700 value-added ag farms in WI Ever-increasing requests for help Governor’s “Grow Wisconsin Initiative”

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agricultural innovation center

Agricultural Innovation Center

ANRE Conf Dec 13-15, 2005

Emerging Ag Markets (EAM) Team

- Ag Innovation Center

Greg Lawless, Aliesha Crowe

why we needed to do this program
Why we needed to do this program
  • PATS: 6,700 value-added ag farms in WI
  • Ever-increasing requests for help
  • Governor’s “Grow Wisconsin Initiative”
    • “…a bio-based economy for the 21st century.”
what we did about it
What we did about it
  • Trained 27 Ag Innovation Counselors
    • 14 local counselors, 11 state-level, 2 left UWEX
    • 2 co-directors, strong DATCP partnership
  • 10-week NxLevel business planning course
  • Also introductory FirstStep class
  • And 1-on-1 client counseling
what we did about it cont d
What we did about it (cont’d)
  • Working with DATCP on Governors Consortium on Bio-Based Industry. (See http://bioeconomy.wi.gov)
  • Working with DATCP and Badger AgVest on investor education for producers
  • Working with DATCP on “Buy Local” initiative
  • Working with DATCP and Wisconsin Academy on “Future of Farming” initiative
so what happened
So, what happened?
  • 14 AIC counselors not enough - 72 counties
  • NxLevel course
    • 1 complete, 2 in progress, 6 cancelled, 2 pending
    • 18 participants at $1,000 each (minus $750 “scholarship”)
  • 1-on-1 counselling
    • 187 “client contacts” in 2005
  • A work-in-progress