National Value-Added Agriculture Conference

You’re Invited to the 18th Annual National Value-Added Agriculture Conference in Madison, WI July 21st-22nd!

Special discounted rate for registration until May 31st – Register here now!

National, regional, and local leaders in value-added agriculture will be convening in Madison, Wisconsin, for the 2016 National Value-Added Agriculture Conference. The theme of the conference is “Agriculture, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: Developing Thriving Rural Communities.” This conference is for farmers, business owners, entrepreneurs, consultants, policy makers, extension educators, academics, community leaders, and service providers.

Session presentations are a mix of local, regional, and national presenters showcasing their programs and innovative practices around building community development and expanding value-added markets . View the current agenda here.

The afternoon of Thursday, July 21st will be optional tours to farms and businesses in the nearby area. We are offering 3 tours this year:

#1 – Dairy Products Tour #2 – Spirits Tour #3 – Specialty Meats Tour
Babcock Dairy Plant on UW-Madison campus


Sassy Cow Creamery

Wollersheim Winery


J. Henry Bourbon Distillery

Hoesly’s Meats

To take advantage of the discounted rate (until May 31st @ 11pm) and sign up for the tours (optional), visit our online registration site here.

The 2016 National Value-Added Agriculture Conference is hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection & University of Wisconsin Extension – Dane County.

For questions, please contact the conference Chair or Co-Chair. For more information about the conference, visit the conference website here.

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