For release: June 7, 2018
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MADISON – Election results for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing
Board (dba Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin) Board of Directors have been certified
by DATCP Secretary Sheila Harsdorf, resulting in eight directors beginning
three-year terms starting July 1, 2018.
elected directors and the districts they represent are:
Seefeldt, Coleman, District 2 (Florence, Forest, Langlade, Marinette, Oconto
and Vilas counties).
Zwald, Hammond, District 5 (St. Croix, Dunn counties).
Sternweis, Marshfield, District 8 (Marathon County).
Verhasselt, Kaukauna, District 11 (Outagamie and Winnebago counties).
Kling Taylor, District 14 (Jackson, La Crosse and Trempealeau counties).
Maurer, Newton, District 17 (Calumet and Manitowoc counties).
Laubscher, Wonewoc, District 20 (Richland and Sauk counties).
Stauffacher, Darlington, District 23 (Iowa and Lafayette counties).
DFW directors guide the organization’ finances, formulate and
set its policies and long-range business plan, and maintain its mission: “To
help grow demand for Wisconsin milk by providing programs that enhance the competitiveness
of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry.” Through these initiatives, a DFW director has
the opportunity to represent Wisconsin dairy producers and products, as well as
become involved in activities that inform and educate consumers.
About the 2018 Election
There were 13 certified candidates running for eight board-member
positions. Of the 2,589 dairy producers living in the election districts, per
DATCP records, 13.4 percent returned ballots. That is an increase in election
return over the previous year. District 23, which had three candidates on the
ballot, recorded the most election participation with 17.8 percent of eligible
producers in that district voting. The election closed May 25, 2018. The board
has a total of 25 directors.
DATCP supervises the election of Wisconsin’s marketing boards and monitors
marketing board operations for compliance with applicable statues and rules.
For more information on DFW and the 2018 election, visit www.WMMB.com/election. This site also
contains newly elected director
MEDIA NOTE: Candidate
photos are available online at: www.wmmb.com/ElectionPhotos