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

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


Grace Atherton​

Communications Director
Office of the Secretary
Phone: (608) 224-5020


  • 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
  • Consumer protection: scams, business complaints, ​Do Not Call list, identity theft, weights and measures

Leeann Duwe

Leeann Duwe

Communications Specialist
Phone: (608) 224-5005

  • 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
  • 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​

Rick Hummell

Rick Hummell​

Communications Specialist​
​Phone: (608) 224-5041