Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0

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​The Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0 was created in June 2018 as a joint effort between the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)​ and the Universities of Wisconsin​ to study the Wisconsin dairy industry with the goal of making recommendations on actions needed to maintain a viable and profitable dairy industry in Wisconsin.

Final Report​​

This report was adopted unanimously as the final recommendations of the Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0. The adoption of this report concludes the group's charge, and the Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0 adjourned sine die on Friday, June 21, 2019.

Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0 Final Report


In 1985, the UW System and DATCP Secretary appointed a Wisconsin Dairy Task Force comprised of 31 individuals including dairy farmers, milk processors and allied organizations. The Task Force met numerous times over the course of 14 months, and at its conclusion, unanimously approved an 82-page report that included findings and 75 recommendations for the industry. Many of the recommendations have been implemented over time to retain Wisconsin’s recognition as a dairy leader. The Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0 is modeled off of this previous effort.

The original report from the 1985 Task Force as well as the 1991 progress report are available below.

Wisconsin Dairy Task Force-1995 Final Report

Wisconsin Dairy Task Force-1991 Progress Report