Greenwood man elected to Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin board
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has certified the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) dba Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW) 2020 Board of Directors election results. Starting July 1, 2020, the newly elected dairy producers will begin a three-year term on the DFW Board.
Election results: District 1: Ashland, Bayfi eld, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn counties-- Brenda Schloneger, Shell Lake District 4: Barron and Polk counties -- Sara Bahgat-Eggert, Clayton District 7: Clark County -- David Bangart, Greenwood District 10: Brown, Door and Kewaunee counties -- Tasha Schleis, Kewaunee District 13: Buffalo, Pepin and Pierce counties -- Robert Sendelbach, Cochrane District 16: Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Marquette counties -- Janet Clark, Rosendale District 19: Columbia and Dodge counties -- Mark Crave, Watertown District 22: Grant County -- Ann Kieler, Platteville District 25: Green, Rock and Walworth counties - Stacy Eberle, Monroe DFW 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. Through these initiatives, a DFW director has the opportunity to represent Wisconsin dairy producers and products, as well as become involved in activities that inform and educate consumers.
There were 12 certified candidates running for nine positions. Of 2,668 dairy producers living in the election districts, per DATCP records, 13.5 percent returned ballots. District 19, with two candidates, recorded the most election participation with 29.1 percent of eligible producers voting. The election closed May 22.