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T      he Central Wisconsin Agribusiness
       Innovation Center (CWAIC) will be a
       multi-purpose facility designed to foster
education, training, research, and business
                                                        Develop ways for the ag community to add
                                                        value and more profitability to their products.
                                                        Build an even stronger presence in central
                                                        Wisconsin for ag-related industries and
development in the fields of agribusiness,              businesses, and create opportunities to
biotechnology, renewable energy, food science,          educate consumers .
natural resources and related industries.

Located in Owen, Wisconsin, this state-of-the-art   In addition, the building itself will be a learning
building will incorporate:                          tool, using sustainable design concepts for both
 Business incubator space for entrepreneurs to     the Innovation Center and its surrounding site, a
    create emerging businesses and new jobs         71-acre agricultural business park. The building
 Large- and small-group classrooms and a           will be seeking a LEED (Leadership in Energy and
    computer lab for training and education         Environmental Design) Platinum rating from the
 Public meeting and presentation space for         U.S. Green Building Council, designating it as
    events such as conferences, trade shows,        green and environmentally friendly as possible.
    meetings, seminars and social gatherings
 Commercial test/classroom kitchen for food-       CWAIC is a non-profit, tax exempt corporation
    related classes and incubation of food          whose objective is to raise funds to build this
    businesses                                      extraordinary agribusiness innovation center. As a
 Laboratory space for research and                 501(c)(3) organization, donations to CWAIC are
    development                                     tax deductible. With the support of private and
 Distance learning facilities to allow remote      public sponsors, groundbreaking for the center
    instruction                                     will take place no later than June 2011.

                                                    Central Wisconsin
The Agribusiness Innovation Center will:            Agribusiness Innovation Center
 Help grow small businesses, create and retain     112 N. Central Avenue, P.O. Box 267
   good-paying jobs in ag-related and bioenergy     Owen WI 54460
   fields, and strengthen the local economy.        715-316-1076
 Train people for jobs in agriculture and green
   technologies, and bring additional educational   Rebecca Baumann, J.D.
   opportunities and resources to the area.         Executive Director

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