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The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has hired Jayne Krull as the director of the Agriculture and Farm Center, a bureau of DATCP’s Division of Agricultural Development. As director of the Ag and Farm Center, Krull will lead a staff of agricultural program specialists who provide support and assistance for farm issues such as business and financial planning, transition and succession planning, production concerns, starting or exiting farming, conflict resolution, and counseling services. Krull also will oversee staff who manage the Something Special from Wisconsin, Alice in Dairyland and Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin programs; agricultural marketing boards; and the cultivated ginseng program.
Wisconsin farmers and businesses seeking to grow their local markets are encouraged to apply for 2020 Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin producer and processor grants. Proposals must be received by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) by noon, February 28, 2020.
WEDC’s 2019 awards consisted of 158 grants, 47 investor tax credit awards, 20 loans and 57 historic preservation or business tax credit awards. Of the fourteen projects highlighted on WEDC’s list, five call the Madison Region home.