Extension promotes community food systems development through research, educational programming and project support. We collaborate with community organizations, tribal partners and local governments across Wisconsin.
A community food system integrates culturally responsive food production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal to enhance the environmental, economic, social, and nutritional health of a particular place.
Our program plan is evolving. Please contact us with your research and education needs.
Resources for the COVID-19 Emergency
- Best Practices for WI Garden Organizers and Coordinators >
- Resource Guide for WI Food Cart and Food Truck Vendors >
- Additional Resources >
Programming and Resources
We support a variety of community food production activities, including market gardens, community gardens and bee-keeping.
We support communities’ right to shape their own food systems and access healthy, culturally appropriate food.
We provide educational resources for aspiring food processors and business incubators.
We provide resources to promote sustainable agricultural practices and support small farm viability.
Equity in the Food System
We support research and programming that address disparities and promote dignity and justice across the food system.
Interested in learning more about our efforts to provide resilient, equitable and regenerative food systems across Wisconsin? We’d like to work with you.