DBA and Edge to host policy picnics

Dairy Business Association

Attend annual policy picnics July 17-18 at four locations

Dairy farmers, allied members of the dairy community and guests are invited to attend the annual policy picnics July 17-18, at four locations over two days on member-farms. Each policy picnic will include a meal, briefing on state and federal issues, networking and an optional farm tour. Dairy Business Association (DBA) and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative are co-hosting these free events.

State policy discussion will include budget, driver’s card, transportation, dairy innovation hub, nutrient trading and more. Federal discussion will focus on trade, immigration reform, labeling issues, school milk and farm bill. Speakers include John Holevoet, Aaron Stauffacher and Chad Zulegar from DBA/Edge and Mike Torrey from Michael Torrey Assoc., Wash. D.C.

“Just as we take the voice of our members to policymakers in Madison and Washington, D.C., we know it’s important to bring the policy discussions back to the farm,” said Tim Trotter, executive director of DBA and Edge. “Our picnics are a great way for us to share what we’re working on with members and get their input and thoughts on different policies. Getting out on farms and interacting with our members is a highlight of the year.”

Food and refreshments will be provided. RSVPs are appreciated.  Contact Maria Woldt with any questions at mwoldt@dairyforward.com or (608) 577-4345


July 17 & 18

Register at dairyforward.com

Four locations/times:

Wed. July 17

12 – 2 PM
ToldYaSo Holsteins
Nick & Maria Woldt
1756 Berlin Rd, Marshall, WI

7 – 9 PM
Cottonwood Dairy
Jim Winn, Brian & Randy Larson
9600 County Rd D, South Wayne, WI

Thurs. July 18

12 – 2 PM
Minglewood, Inc.
Kevin, Roxann Solum & Family
60 105th St, Deer Park, WI

7 – 9 PM
Fischer-Clark Dairy Farm
Jon, Heidi Fischer & Family
6800 Victor Rd, Hatley, WI



Meal and networking……..(30 min)

State and federal policy discussion……. (1 hour)

Questions and comments………(30 min)

Picnic concludes…….(2 hours total)

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