​​Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin Election Results Announced

Release Date: June 8, 2020

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Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, Public Information Officer, 608-224-5041,

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has certified the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) dba Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW) 2020 Board of Directors election results. Starting July 1, 2020, the newly elected dairy producers will be begin a three-year term on the DFW Board.

Election results:

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

  • District 4 - Barron and Polk counties
    Sara Bahgat-Eggert, Clayton

  • District 7 - Clark County
    David Bangart, Greenwood

  • District 10 -Brown, Door and Kewaunee counties
    Tasha Schleis, Kewaunee

  • District 13 - Buffalo, Pepin and Pierce counties

    Robert Sendelbach, Cochrane
  • District 16 - Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Marquette counties
    Janet Clark, Rosendale

  • District 19 - Columbia and Dodge counties
    Mark Crave, Watertown

  • District 22 - Grant County
    Ann Kieler, Platteville

  • District 25 - Green, Rock and Walworth counties
    Stacy Eberle, Monroe

    DFW directors guide the organization's 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.

    DATCP supervises the election and monitors board operations for compliance with applicable statues and rules.

    About the 2020 Election

    There were 12 certified candidates running for nine positions. Of 2,668 dairy producers living in the election districts, per DATCP records, 13.5% returned ballots. District 19, with two candidates, recorded the most election participation with 29.1% of eligible producers voting. The election closed May 22, 2020. For more information visit DFW Elections. This site also contains director biography information.

    MEDIA NOTE: Candidate photos are available at: https://wisconsindairy.org/boardelects