Education and Leadership Development

Food Finance Institute

provided by Food Finance Institute

New changes in the food industry are rapidly increasing expectations for all food and value-added farm enterprises. Old or young, big or small, businesses are scrambling to become more financially resilient and capable of adapting quickly. The Food Finance Institute helps food and farm businesses raise the money they need to grow. Training opportunities offered by FFI include:

Farm Financial Management Boot Camp – Helping farm entrepreneurs refine their business model, beef up their bookkeeping, interpret their financial statements and be more prepared to talk to their lender.

Raising Equity – Helping companies make their business model investible, start to assemble their financial package request, and develop a game plan to successfully raise debt and equity.

Scenario Planning – Helping businesses plan for multiple possible futures and identify what it will take to be successful in each of them.

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Leadership Institute

provided by Leadership Institute

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation Leadership Institute program provides personal and professional leadership growth and training to local Farm Bureau leaders who have the potential to make a positive impact on Farm Bureau in the future. Learn more about this program at