Divisions

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​​

Vacant - Administrator

Protects the state's environmental resources and human health


Animal Health​​

Vacant - 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​​

 Krista Knigge - Administrator

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

Trade and Consumer Protection​​

 Sean Brown, J.D. - Administrator

 Enforces consumer protection laws and has authority to regulate business practices

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Management Services​​


  Kelly Smithback - 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​