“We are fortunate to have a strong board of directors,” said Chad Vincent, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin CEO. “These farmer directors are elected by their fellow Wisconsin dairy farmers and commit an inordinate amount of time and effort in planning and monitoring the organization’s marketing and promotion programs.”
DFW board members elected to serve on the Executive Committee with Strassburg include: Janet Clark, (Rosendale, District 16) will serve as Vice-Chair; Secretary will be Julie Maurer, (Newton, District 17); and Treasurer is Jay Stauffacher, (Darlington, District 23). Also elected to serve on the seven-person Executive Committee are Steven Sternweis, (Marshfield, District 8) Chair, Communications Committee; David Bangart,
Additionally, the Board selected Mike Verhasselt (Kaukauna, District 11) to serve as Chair of the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) liaison committee. DFW continues to support the efforts of the internationally recognized dairy research center through funding, research, collaboration and technical support.
Before the election of officers, newly elected directors were officially seated on the board. Brenda Schloneger represents District 1, Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn counties; Sara Behgat-Eggert represents District 4, Barron and Polk counties; Tasha Schleis represents District 10, Brown, Door and Kewaunee counties; and Mark Crave represents District 19, Columbia and Dodge counties.
The DFW Board of Directors is comprised of 25 dairy farmers who are elected by their peers for three-year terms. DFW’s directors lead dairy marketing and promotion efforts, set policies and procedures, supervise business affairs and approve annual budgets on behalf of Wisconsin dairy farmers. For more information about DFW programs and promotions, sign up for the newsletter at www.WisconsinDairy.org or connect with the company on Facebook.