Funded by Wisconsin's dairy farm families, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) works to maintain and build markets for Wisconsin-produced milk and dairy products nationwide, educate consumers about the quality and nutritional importance of milk and dairy products, and showcase the vital economic contribution that dairy makes to our communities and our state.



Wisconsin Dairy News

Watch our weekly dairy news segments which appear during local news broadcasts across Wisconsin.


What's Happening at WMMB?

  • 'Tis the Season to Celebrate Dairy

    Jun 17, 2016

    This month's WMMB Link column is written by Steve Sternweis from Districts 8 which represents Marathon county. Hear about what June Dairy Month means to him and what is going on at the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.  

    Read this month's WMMB Link



    Jun 07, 2016

    The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board has elected new directors. Starting July 1, these dairy producers will begin three-year terms as elected directors serving their respective districts:

    • Mark Leder of Gleason, District 3: Lincoln, Oneida, Price and Taylor counties
    • Vivian Thompson of Cadott, District 6: Chippewa and Eau Claire counties
    • Jeff Strassburg of Wittenberg, District 9: Shawano and Waupaca counties
    • Ken Heiman of Marshfield, District 12: Portage, Waushara and Wood counties
    • Mary Cook of Wilton, District 15: Adams, Juneau and Monroe counties
    • Dean Strauss of Sheboygan Falls, District 18: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington and Waukesha counties
    • Kevin Walleser of Desoto, District 21: Crawford and Vernon counties
    • Tina Hinchley of Cambridge, District 24: Dane and Jefferson counties

    The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board of directors guide the organization's finances, formulate and set its policies and long-range business plan, and maintain its mission: “To help grow demand for Wisconsin milk by providing programs that enhance the competitiveness of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry.

    A director on the board has the opportunity to represent Wisconsin dairy producers and products, as well as become involved in activities that inform and educate consumers.

    There were nine certified candidates running for eight board member positions. Of the 3,233 dairy producers living in the election districts, 12 percent returned ballots, according to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. That number is down from 13 percent in 2015. District 9, which had two candidates, recorded the most election participation with 22 percent of eligible producers in that district’s voting. The election closed May 25.

    More information including elected director biographies

  • Leopold Conservation Award 2016- Call for Applications

    May 31, 2016

    Sand County Foundation proudly presents its Leopold Conservation Award to a private landowner who exemplifies the spirit of this emerging land ethic — an individual or a family who translates their deep abiding love for the land into responsible stewardship and management.

    In Wisconsin, Sand County Foundation presents the Leopold Conservation Award in partnership with Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, and Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association. The Leopold Conservation Award recipient receives an Aldo Leopold crystal and $10,000.

    Leopold Conservation Awards recognize extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation, inspire other landowners through their example, and help the general public understand the vital role private landowners can and do play in conservation success.

    If you, or someone you know, is a Wisconsin landowner who is committed to land management practices that increase conservation, we invite your application for the Leopold Conservation Award.

    Leopold Conservation Application