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WCMA Webinar: Achieve Growth Goals with RFSI Grants

WCMA Webinar: Achieve Growth Goals with RFSI Grants

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)

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Register now for WCMA’s next free, members-only webinar on Tuesday, February 13 at 1:00 p.m. (CT)! Learn how to apply for a total of $27 million available in grant funding through the Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure (RFSI) Program, administered by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP). 

The RFSI program aims to expand capacity and infrastructure for the production, processing, and distribution of locally and regionally produced foods, including dairy products. Funding for the grants is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Individual awards range from $10,000-$3 million and can be used for building design, renovation & construction, equipment, staff time, plan development, market development, and system modernization. Featured speakers are:

  • Grace Puc, WDATCP Agriculture Program Specialist
  • Chad Kauffman, WDATCP Grant Specialist
  • Kara Kasten-Olson, WDATCP Agriculture Program Supervisor
  • Andrew Bernhardt, WDATCP Agriculture Program Specialist

Presenters will reserve time to field audience questions during the webinar. If you’d like to share a question in advance, please email WCMA Communications Director Grace Atherton at by Monday, February 12 at 12:00 p.m. (CT).


This offering is the latest in WCMA’s monthly webinar series. Webinar topics are driven by WCMA member feedback and cover a range of themes such as business development, communication strategies, and industry resources. Suggestions for future webinars are welcome anytime.

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Grace Atherton
Grace Atherton
Communications Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association