FEEDING THE FUTURE

The science and engineering behind Wisconsin’s food and beverage production—from farm to factory to fork—comes from the expertise developed over generations of agriculture and food science leadership. Wisconsin has earned global recognition for technological advancements that have improved growing practices, increased distribution efficiency, and raised safety and nutritional standards worldwide—all of which is driven by the joy we associate with good, healthy food.

Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland, producing more than 3 billion pounds of cheese and 30 billion pounds of milk each year. But that’s not all we’re known for. Wisconsin is also the #1 U.S. producer of ginseng, mink pelts and cranberries, and is a leader in sustainable and organic practices. And with above-average specialization of people and companies in food and beverage processing, Wisconsin has the workforce to support your company’s growth.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE LEADERSHIP

Wisconsin is consistently ranked at the top, from health care and cost of living to career opportunities and industry development.

3,700+

Food and beverage companies
EMSI 2021.1 Class of Worker, QCEW Employees 2019

#1

U.S. producer of cheese, ginseng, mink pelts and cranberries.
Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics (Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2021)

7 of the 11

Largest food companies in the world have operations in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics (Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2021
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FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY RESOURCES

FOOD AND BEVERAGE COMPANIES IN WISCONSIN®

  • Birchwood Foods/Kenosha Beef

  • Birds Eye Foods

  • Gehl Foods

  • HARIBO

  • Hormel

  • Johnsonville

  • Kerry

  • Kikkoman

  • Klement Sausage Co

  • KraftHeinz

  • MillerCoors

  • Ocean Spray

  • Organic Valley

  • Nestle

  • Palermo’s Pizza

  • Sargento

  • Schreiber Foods

“The concentration of technology we need and partners we need here is remarkable. If you said, look anywhere in the world and choose a partner – the ones we would choose are right here in Wisconsin.”

JIM PASKIND, President of Joint Ventures, Salm Partners
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MY WISCONSIN STORY

Our residents are some of the happiest and most ambitious people in the nation—but don’t just take our word for it. Take theirs.

"There is nobody that would have more of a competitive edge than Wisconsin when we take the total food supply chain equation into effect."

TIM OMER • EMMI ROTH USA • MADISON

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