Viroqua meat processor receives $25,000 state grant

Nordik Meats is one of five to receive grants from the DATCP

VIROQUA (WKBT) – A meat processor in Viroqua will receive $25,000 in state grant money for expansion projects.

Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Secretary Randy Romanski announced five recipients of the 2022 Meat Processor Grant, including Nordik Meats in Viroqua. A total of $200,000 in grants were made available this year, with a maximum of $50,000 available for each project.

“Wisconsin’s agriculture industry isn’t just core to who we are as a state but to our statewide economy, with meat processors playing a critical role,” Gov. Evers said.

DATCP received 100 applicants, totaling $4.4 million in grant requests. Nordik Meats will use their $25,000 grant to expand their frozen storage, purchase a walk-in freezer and increase labor.

Other recipients included:

  • Paulie’s Chop Shop, Luxemburg – $50,000
  • JM Watkins, Plum City – $50,000
  • Crescent Meats, Cadott – $50,000
  • Sorg Farm Packing, Darien – $25,000

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