FOOD AND BEVERAGE
FERTILE MINDS YIELD INNOVATIVE FOOD PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS IN WISCONSIN
Located in the heart of the United States’ most productive agricultural and manufacturing region, Wisconsin is known as “America’s Dairyland.” While this title pays tribute to the state’s history, it fails to capture the technological advances Wisconsin has made in its food production and food science. The Milwaukee area alone has one of the largest concentrations of food science professionals in the United States.
As a result of the state’s agriculture, food and beverage leadership, Wisconsin has drawn the attention of global leaders in the food production industry, many of whom have established operational facilities or North American headquarters in Wisconsin.
SPECIALISTS IN FOOD SAFETY AND PACKAGING
Not only does Wisconsin rank among the nation’s top producers for many food categories, it’s also a national leader in food safety science. Food and feed safety certification specialists from the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership help food companies operating here achieve and maintain Global Food Safety Initiative Certification. Plus, the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers degrees in food science to ensure a steady stream of food specialists entering Wisconsin’s workforce.
DISCOVERING SUSTAINABLE WAYS TO FEED THE WORLD
Research conducted in Wisconsin, including the state’s $27 billion bioscience sector (2015 Wisconsin Bioscience Economic Development Report), is helping build a renewable supply of natural resources needed to feed the world today and tomorrow. For example, our clean technology companies and academic partners work hand-in-hand with the agricultural sector to achieve energy efficient production methods and maintain a supply of clean water, making the most of this critical resource.
*EMSI Q3 2015 Data Set