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 Organic and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Education (OSAFE)

Economic studies show the impact of local food purchases on the local economy, how it contributes to job creation and stimulates economic development. Check out these recent economic study reports:

1.  Tools for Community Self-Determination: Green Bay Wisconsin, an Executive Summary of the Local Farm & Food Economy

2. The Role of "Local" Food in Economics Recovery by Ken Meter

3. Market Forces, Creating Jobs Through Public Investment in Local & Regional Food Systems, prepared by the Union of Concerned Scientists

4. Local Food As Economic Development by Ken Meter & Valerie Dantoin

5. New Leaf Winter Farmers Market 2011-2012, Market Study prepared by Courtney Berner

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NWTC offers the Midwest’s ONLY complete certificate in organic and sustainable farming

  • Courses created by expert farmers
  • Professional instructors who are also working farmers
  • Earn a credential that shows your expertise to lenders and customers
  • Learn how to start a farm or test the feasibility of your micro-enterprise idea
  • Choose your level—one class or the complete series

Yes, organic and sustainable food and agriculture makes good business sense AND protects the region’s natural resources! 


Valerie Dantoin:
(920) 498-5568 or (800) 422-NWTC, ext. 5568


Or NWTC Trades and Engineering Technologies Department Office:
498-5457 or (800) 422-NWTC, ext. 5457

Farm and food business
Organic livestock