Established in 1984, this market order board has five members elected at large who represent licensed cherry producers. Its purpose is promotion, new product development, research, and education.
The board is responsible for the management of an annual assessment that ranges from $20,000 to $30,000. The assessment rate is $10 per ton for processing and custom-packed cherries, and $3 per ton for juice cherries.
Wisconsin's cherry growers produced 9.1 million pounds in 2019, ranking the state fifth in the nation for cherry production.
Cherry production in Wisconsin is concentrated mainly in Door County, which is located on the Door Peninsula that extends into Lake Michigan. Wisconsin's cherry growers' fruit had a value of $934,000 million in 2019.
The Wisconsin Cherry Board directors, each of whom serves a three-year term, are:
Daniel Kielar, Sturgeon Bay
Terry Sorenson, Sturgeon Bay
Barry Peterson, Green Bay
James Seaquist, Ellison Bay
Glen Musil, Sturgeon Bay
More information about the board is available by contacting the:
Wisconsin Cherry Board
PO Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911.
Questions regarding elections can be directed to:
DATCP Market Orders Program Coordinator