Media Contacts

​​​​​​​​General Information

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
2811 Agriculture Drive
PO Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
Phone: (608) 224-5012

Media Inquiries

  • Secretary-designee interview requests
  • ​Agency-wide communications initiatives and strategy​​

Picture of Sam Otterson
Sam Otterson

Communications Director
Phone: (608) 224-5020​

  • Agricultural development: Buy Local Buy Wisconsin, Farm to School, international exports, Alice in Dairyland, county and district fairs, marketing orders, Something Special from Wisconsin,​ Farm Center

Morgan C​avitt

Public Information Officer
Phone: (608) 224-5041​​
  • ​Trade and consumer protection: S​cams, business complaints, ​Do Not Call list, identity theft, weights and measures

​​Ti Gauger

Ti Gauger​

Public Information Officer
Phone: (608) 224-5007​
  • Animal health: Livestock, pets, welfare, disease prevention and management, importing, identification, veterinary care​
  • Food safety: Food licensing and inspection, meat and poultry licensing and inspection, retail food establishments, food processing and distribution, foodborne illnesses, product recalls, lab certification
  • Recreational safety​: Lodging establishments, public pools, campgrounds, recreational educational camps
  • Land and water conservation: Runoff, livestock siting, nutrient management, Producer-Led Watershed grants, pesticides, farmland preservation, CREP
  • Plants, seeds, and insects: Industrial hemp, plant pests and diseases, pollinators, firewood​​


Kevin Hoffman

Public Information Officer
Phone: (608) 224-5005​​