Mar 24, 2015

SWAG’s ag innovation center project moving to Dane County

Excerpted from Janesville Gazette
By Gina Duwe

A plan for an agricultural education and innovation center that originated in Evansville will be built in the village of Marshall in eastern Dane County, the nonprofit group proposing the project announced Tuesday.

Southern Wisconsin Agricultural Group, or SWAG, announced they will collaborate with the village after months of meetings and discussions with communities across southern Wisconsin.

“The SWAG Board of Directors have found a true partner in moving forward with their plans to develop a complete venue for agricultural education, engagement and promotion,” the news release stated.

“We had a lot of fantastic communities and sites that we visited.  In the end it came down to which community checked the most boxes on our site criteria list and that, without a doubt, is Marshall,” said John Morning, board member and site selection chairman.

“At the top of that list was a community that would be a great partner, where we could have frank conversations about everything involved in a development such as this. We have found village representatives, school district staff, business owners and community members all to be excited and welcoming to our vision.”

Marshall is located a few minutes off of Interstate 94, features easy accessibility, rural support, a great school district, Little Amerricka Amusement Park and ample land options, according to SWAG.

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