Wisconsin Dairy Producers

 

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?

  • Nominees Announced for Milk Marketing Board Election

    Apr 19, 2017
    Dairy farmers in nine Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board districts have until May 25, 2017 to vote for candidates for nine open seats in the upcoming election. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will accept ballots between May 2 and May 25.

    The districts and nominees are:

    - District 1
    (Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn counties), nominee: Benjamin Peterson, Grantsburg.

    - District 4 (Barron and Polk counties), nominee: Audrey Kusilek, Rice Lake.

    - District 7 (Clark County), nominee: David Bangart, Greenwood.

    - District 10 (Brown, Door and Kewaunee counties), nominee: Julie Veldhuis, Kewaunee.

    - District 13 (Buffalo, Pierce and Pepin counties), nominees: Lanette Harsdorf, Beldenville; and Robert Sendelbach, Cochrane.

    - District 16 (Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Marquette counties), nominees: David Schmitz, Fond du Lac; and Janet Clark, Rosendale.

    - District 19 (Columbia and Dodge counties), nominee: Becky Levzow, Rio.

    - District 22 (Grant County), nominee: Ann Kieler, Platteville.

    - District 25 (Green, Rock and Walworth counties), nominee: Stacy Eberle, Monroe.

    DATCP will mail ballots to eligible dairy producers. If you have not received a ballot by May 10th and are an eligible producer, please contact Debbie Gegare, the Market Orders Program Coordinator, at 608-224-5116 to request a ballot. 

    DATCP administers elections for Wisconsin commodity marketing boards. To learn more about the market order boards, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/About_Us/MarketingBoards.aspx.
     
  • April Wisconsin Dairy News Stories

    Apr 03, 2017

    Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown - Airs week of April 3rd
    America's best-loved sandwich is offering rewards bigger than taste in a recipe challenge that's showcasing Wisconsin cheese.

    Midwest Dairy Challenge - Airs week of April 10th
    One hundred-twelve college students from 10 states across the Midwest converged on Madison to assess local dairy farms and network with their peers by participating in the 12th Annual Midwest Dairy Challenge.

    Empower Days - Airs week of April 17th
    The Lambeau Field Atrium was the backdrop for a series of seminars to teach local youth how to empower themselves to become better leaders.

    BelGioioso Masters - Airs week of April 24th
    Two BelGioioso cheesemakers join the elite ranks of Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers while two more cheesemakers are currently enrolled in the program. The Master’s program helps solidify their commitment to providing quality cheese to their customers.

    Watch this week's Wisconsin Dairy News
  • WMMB Director Nomination Period Closes April 1, 2017

    Mar 24, 2017

    Milk producers who are eligible and interested in running for a Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) director seat have until April 1, 2017, to submit a nomination form to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). To qualify, a nominee must be an active dairy producer who: 1) lives in a district up for election, and 2) sells milk into commercial channels.

    Nine Districts up for Election
    • District 1  - Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer, Washburn                       Counties
    • District 4  - Barron, Polk Counties
    • District 7  - Clark County
    • District 10 - Brown, Door, Kewaunee Counties
    • District 13 - Buffalo, Pepin, Pierce Counties
    • District 16 - Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette Counties
    • District 19 - Columbia, Dodge Counties
    • District 22 - Grant County
    • District 25 - Green, Rock, Walworth Counties

     
    Potential candidates must submit a completed nomination form and have the “Affidavit of Eligibility” (on the nomination form) notarized. In addition, nominees must acquire at least five signatures from active dairy producers who reside in the same election district.

    After DATCP certifies the nominations, the department will announce the candidates and hold a mail-in ballot election May 2-25, with results announced the end of May. Elected directors will then serve a three-year term July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020.

    Election information and the nomination form are available online at www.wmmb.com/elections, or for a hard copy, contact Debbie Gegare at (608) 224-5116.