June 13 roundtable topic: helping local fruit and vegetable sector grow

The Role of Research, Education and Policy in Growing Wisconsin’s Local Vegetable and Fruit Sector is the topic when the Ag and Natural Resources Lunch Policy Roundtable series continues on June 13th from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Rm 115 Taylor Hall, UW-Madison.

Join numerous UW-Madison, state government, and non-profit professionals in a discussion outlining a systematic approach by public or private institutions to research and facilitate the growth of the local vegetable and fruit sector in Wisconsin. Some of the key questions to be addressed are: What are the
appropriate roles of various institutions? What are some potentially viable research approaches? What role can various disciplines play? What examples exist, in Wisconsin and elsewhere, from which we can learn?

See the attached flyer about the event for more details. Please distribute widely.

RSVP to Nancy Carlisle: or 608-265-2908 by Wednesday June 11th for a free lunch, or simply bring a brownbag. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or preferences.

Streaming video and chatroom will also be available so that you can join the discussion from your desktop. Go to on the day of the discussion for instructions and resources.

Sponsored by AAE, UW Center on Cooperatives, RENK Agribusiness Institute, and the Program on Agricultural Technology Studies.