DATCP History

Summary of DATCP Programs

​​​​​​Although we're organized into seven distinct divisions, we'​re working together as one agency for a healthy environment, a healthy food supply and healthy business practices.​ 

Organization Chart

Agricultural Resource Management​​

John Petty

John Petty - Administrator

Protects the state's environmental resources and human health

Animal Health​​

Dr. Paul McGraw

Dr. Paul McGraw - State Veterinarian and Administrator

Protects the health of the state's farm animals - a multi-billion dollar industry

Food and Recreational Safety​​

Steve Ingham

Steven Ingham, Ph.D. - Administrator

Protects the purity of the state's food supply, from farm gate to dinner plate

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Agricultural Development​​

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith - Administrator

Promotes Wisconsin products at home and abroad and provides assistance to farmers

Trade and Consumer Protection​​

Sean Brown - Administrator

Enforces consumer protection laws and has authority to regulate business practices

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Management Services​​

Jason Gherke - Interim Administrator

Supports the department's personnel, finance, budget, technology and laboratory needs

Office of the Secretary​​

Ben Brancel

Sheila Harsdorf - Secretary

Directs the department, working closely with the Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection board and the Governor's office​