Meet Our Board Members

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, formerly Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, is a farmer-owned and farmer-directed non-profit organization. The 25 dairy farmer board members are elected by their peers for three-year terms. Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin's farmer-directors have direct involvement in planning and monitoring the organization’s marketing and promotional programs, which are conducted by a staff of marketing, research and communications professionals.

What does the board do?

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin directors are responsible for setting the board’s policies and procedures. They also approve the organization's long-range business plans and annual budget.

2019 Board of Directors

Election Process

Each year, one-third of the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin 25-member board is elected to a new three-year term.  All directors must be active dairy producers who sell milk into commercial channels and live in the district where they are nominated. In 2019, 8 districts were up for election. View the Elected Board of Directors Biographies. Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin director elections are handled by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).Questions regarding elections should be directed to DATCP's Debbie Gegare at 608-224-5116. If you have any questions specific to Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, contact Brenda Murphy at 800-373-9662.
Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin Board of Directors

Current Board Members

Each year, one-third of the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin 25-member board is elected to a new three-year term.  All directors must be active dairy producers who sell milk into commercial channels and live in the district where they are nominated. Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin director elections are handled by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

District 1

Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer, Washburn

Ben Peterson
Ben Peterson

Committees

Channel Management Committee
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District 2

Florence, Forest, Langlade, Marinette, Oconto, Vilas

Connie Seefeldt
Connie Seefeldt

Committees

Channel Management Committee, Policy/Bylaw Committee, Center for Dairy Research Committee
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District 3

Lincoln, Oneida, Price, Taylor

Mark Leder
Mark Leder

Committees

Channel Management Committee, Policy/Bylaw Committee
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District 4

Barron, Polk

Audrey Kusilek
Audrey Kusilek

Committees

Communications Committee, Audit Committee
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District 5

Dunn, St. Croix

Kay Zwald
Kay Zwald

Committees

Executive Committee, Communications Committee, Policy/Bylaw Committee
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District 6

Chippewa, Eau Claire

Doug Danielson
Doug Danielson

Committees

Channel Management Committee, Policy/Bylaw Committee
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District 7

Clark

David Bangart
David Bangart

Committees

Executive Committee, Channel Management Committee, Center for Dairy Research Committee, UDIA Member Representatives
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District 8

Marathon

Steven Sternweis
Steven Sternweis

Committees

Executive Committee, Communications Committee
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District 9

Menominee, Shawano, Waupaca

Jeff Strassburg<br />Board Chair
Jeff Strassburg
Board Chair

Committees

Executive Committee, UDIA Representative
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District 10

Brown, Door, Kewaunee

Randy Ebert
Randy Ebert

Committees

Channel Management Committee, Center for Dairy Research Committee
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District 11

Outagamie, Winnebago

Mike Verhasselt
Mike Verhasselt

Committees

Channel Management Committee
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District 12

Portage, Waushara, Wood

Stephen Pankratz
Stephen Pankratz

Committees

Communications Committee
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District 13

Buffalo, Pepin, Pierce

Robert Sendelbach
Robert Sendelbach

Committees

Communications Committee, Audit Committee, Center for Dairy Research Committee, UDIA Member Representatives
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District 14

Jackson, La Crosse, Trempealeau

Pat Kling
Pat Kling

Committees

Channel Management Committee, Policy/Bylaw Committee
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District 15

Adams, Juneau, Monroe

Mary Cook
Mary Cook

Committees

Communications Committee, Audit Committee
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District 16

Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette

Janet Clark
Janet Clark

Committees

Communications Committee, Policy/Bylaw Committee
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District 17

Calumet, Manitowoc

Julie Maurer
Julie Maurer

Committees

Communications Committee, Audit Committee
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District 18

Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington, Waukesha

Open

Committees

Channel Management Committee
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District 19

Columbia, Dodge

Becky Levzow
Becky Levzow

Committees

Executive Committee, Channel Management Committee
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District 20

Richland, Sauk

Sharon Laubscher
Sharon Laubscher

Committees

Audit Committee, Channel Management Committee
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District 21

Crawford, Vernon

Gail Klinkner
Gail Klinkner

Committees

Communications Committee, Audit Committee
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District 22

Grant

Ann Kieler
Ann Kieler

Committees

Channel Management Committee, Policy/Bylaw Committee
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District 23

Iowa, Lafayette

Jay Stauffacher
Jay Stauffacher

Committees

Executive Committee, Communications Committee, Audit Committee
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District 24

Dane, Jefferson

Virgil Haag
Virgil Haag

Committees

Communications Committee
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District 25

Green, Rock, Walworth

Stacy Eberle
Stacy Eberle

Committees

Communications Committee
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Where Can I Get More Information On the Board?
Questions regarding elections should be directed to DATCP's Debbie Gegare at 608-224-5116. If you have any questions specific to Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, contact Brenda Murphy at 800-373-9662.

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin products, services and programs for manufacturers and marketers are available to all Wisconsin dairy companies. Producer-based programs are also offered to every Wisconsin dairy producer.

Please send us an email or call 800-373-9662 for more information today!