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UW and CWC Join New Regional Initiative to Bolster Local Food System

Laramie, Wyo.—May 24, 2023—The University of Wyoming and Central Wyoming College recently received a $1.3 million USDA grant as part of a five-year regional initiative to strengthen local food systems.

The project, titled the Northwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Food Business Center, aims to support and collaborate with Wyoming’s farmers, ranchers and value-added food processors to develop and strengthen local food systems.

The center will focus on expanding animal processing capacity, helping local food entrepreneurs scale up their operations and investing in right-sized infrastructure.



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