2023 Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin Election Results Announced

Contact: Dan Richter, Public Information Officer, (608) 419-5352, dan.richter@wisconsin.gov

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MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has certified the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW) 2023 Board of Directors election results. On July 1, 2023, the following dairy producers will begin a three-year term as elected members of the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin:

District 1: Brenda Schloneger, Shell Lake
Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties

District 4: Andrew Christenson, Amery
Barron and Polk counties                                                     

District 7: David Bangart, Greenwood
Clark County

District 10: Tasha Schleis, Kewaunee
Brown, Door, and Kewaunee counties

District 13: Jonathon Hallock, Mondovi
Buffalo, Pepin, and Pierce counties

District 16: Janet Clark, Rosendale
Fond du Lac, Green Lake, and Marquette counties

District 19: Mark Crave, Watertown
Columbia and Dodge counties

District 22: Ann Kieler, Platteville
Grant County

District 25: Kristen Metcalf, Milton
Green, Rock, and Walworth counties

There were 14 certified candidates running for nine board member positions. Of the 2,704 dairy producers living in affected districts, 12.3 percent returned ballots. District 25, which had two candidates on the ballot, recorded the most election participation with 17.9 percent of the eligible producers in that district returning ballots. The election closed May 23, 2023.

For more information on DFW, the 2023 Board of Directors election, and elected director biography information, visit DFW's website at https://www.wisconsindairy.org/Our-Story/DFW-Board-of-Director-Elections.

DATCP administers elections for Wisconsin commodity marketing boards. To learn more about the market order boards, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/About_Us/MarketingBoards.aspx.



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