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Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage2019-02-01T15:34:29-05:00

FEEDING THE FUTURE

The science and engineering behind Wisconsin’s food and beverage production—from farm to table—comes from the expertise developed over generations of agricultural leadership. Through years of research and innovation, Wisconsin has earned global recognition for technological advancements in food science 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.

Curious innovators are encouraged to explore here. A top producer of many foods, including cranberries and ginseng, Wisconsin is also a leader sustainable and organic practices. With over 93,000 jobs throughout the state’s comprehensive food and beverage supply chain, the possibilities are endless for people who think like we do: that anything can happen when the right people come together.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE LEADERSHIP

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

~1,400

COMPANIES IN OUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY
Companies in this industry range from food safety to food production.

Infogroup, 2016

#1

IN CHEESE, ORGANIC OAT, ORGANIC CORN AND ORGANIC BEAN PRODUCTION
Wisconsin is at the top of food production and sustainability.

United States Department of Agriculture, 2015

$67.8 BILLION

ANNUALLY IN FOOD PROCESSING SALES
This makes Wisconsin one of the most productive ag regions in the nation.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2016

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FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY RESOURCES

FOOD & BEVERAGE COMPANIES IN WISCONSIN®

  • Birchwood Foods/Kenosha Beef

  • Birds Eye Foods

  • Gehl Foods

  • Hormel

  • Johnsonville

  • Klement Sausage Co

  • MillerCoors

  • Organic Valley

  • Palermo’s Pizza

  • Emmi Roth
  • 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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