Dodge County Meat Processors Awarded State Grant Funds

(Dodge County) Several Dodge County meat processors were awarded a state grant. The Meat and Poultry Supply Chain Resiliency Grant Program invested up to $10-million-dollars to grow and improve the long-term viability of Wisconsin’s meat processing and livestock sectors. The grant was funded through the American Rescue Plan Act.

Dodge County recipients include LeRoy Meats in Horicon, Malterer Meats in Iron Ridge, and Woods and Waters Fish Farm in Juneau. The state Department of Administration, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Randy Romanski says the demand and interest from meat processors to build and grow their operations is high.

He adds that through these grants, they are providing critical funding for meat processors to help them thrive in the state and continue producing products for local consumers. There were 99 grant applications requesting more than $11.1-million-dollars. State officials selected 91 of those applicants to receive grant funds. 

Photo courtesy of the DACT.wi.gov website.