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AGRICULTURE

Why Meet in Madison?

Welcome to the beating heart of dairy land.

A place where the future agriculture is cultivated.

Madison is the perfect home for agriculture meetings.

You'll step into a place where history was made.

The industry's history is ripe with Madison innovations.

The discovery of vitamins. The development of butterfat content test. The first cloned plant gene.

Madison's roots run deep rich fields of agriculture's past.

Revel in the illustrious past and be a part of the bright future.

Go back to your roots. Meet in Madison.
 

Peers Who Brought Their Meetings Here

  • World Dairy Expo
  • Clydesdale Breeders of the USA
  • American Hereford Association
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • American Junior Shorthorn Association
  • U.S. Grains Council
  • International Foodservice Editorial Council
  • International Plant Propagators' Society
  • Wisconsin Holstein Association
  • Biodynamic Farming   Gardening Association
  • World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology


Number of Speakers

UW-Madison has 53 expert speakers in the science, agriculture and biotechnology industries. For a full list, visit Badger Talks.


Notable Achievements

  • Discovery of vitamins
  • Development of butterfat content test
  • First cloned plant game
  • Nation's first rural sociology professor
  • Development of disease resistance in cabbage, onions, potatoes, beans, peas and cucumbers
  • Created techniques necessary for artificial insemination of livestock


Notable Numbers

  • 20 percent of Destination Madison's meetings over the past five years have been in the agriculture industry
  • Wisconsin has more than 8,500 dairy farms (more than any other state)
  • Wisconsin makes 27 percent of the nation's cheese
  • 11.9 percent of Wisconsin's employment comes from agriculture
  • Madison features 60,000 jobs in agriculture &ndash 20 percent of the state's industry workforce


Major Employers

  • Hormel Foods
  • Kerry Foods
  • Del Monte
  • Seneca Food Corporation
  • McCain Foods
  • Colony Brands
  • Associated Milk Producers
  • Frito-Lay
  • ASB Global
  • Landmark Coop


Building the Future of the Industry

3,000 industry-applicable degrees each year in the region.


Additional Resources

University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin Food Processing
Madison Region Economic Partnership
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
UW-Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Website