Jay Stauffacher, a Darlington dairy producer, has been re-elected as chairman of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) at its annual reorganization meeting for Fiscal Year 2012, which began July 1, 2011 and concludes June 30, 2012.
Other elected officers include: Connie Seefeldt (Coleman), vice chair; Ed Jasurda (Phillips), secretary; and Stacy Eberle (Monroe), treasurer. Also serving on the seven-person Executive Committee are Lanette Harsdorf (Beldenville), Communications Committee Chair; Ken Heiman (Marshfield), Channel Management Committee Chair; and Kay Zwald (Hammond), Policy/Bylaw Committee Chair.
During the meeting, directors were also assigned to one of the organization's two standing committees. Members of the Communications Committee include: Lanette Harsdorf (Beldenville), Mary Cook (Wilton), Stacy Eberle (Monroe), Rosalie Geiger (Reedsville), Tina Hinchley (Cambridge), Ed Jasurda (Phillips), David Schmitz (Fond du Lac), Steven Sternweis (Marshfield), Jeff Strassburg (Wittenburg), Vivian Thompson (Cadott), Judy Wubbenhorst (Westby), and Kay Zwald (Hammond).
Members of the Channel Management Committee include: Ken Heiman (Marshfield), David Bangart (Greenwood), Lyle Jensen (Amery), Patricia Kling (Taylor), Sharon Laubscher (Wonewoc), Robert Letter (Seymour), Sarah Lloyd (Wisconsin Dells), John Pagel (Kewaunee), Ben Peterson (Grantsburg), Connie Seefeldt (Coleman), Dean Strauss (Sheboygan Falls), and Mary Wackershauser (Lancaster).
Two WMMB directors were chosen to represent Wisconsin's dairy producers in other industry organizations. Dean Strauss was elected to serve as chair of the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) liaison committee, and Connie Seefeldt was elected to serve as WMMB's representative on the board of directors of the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA).
The WMMB Board of Directors is comprised of 25 dairy producer-directors who set WMMB policies and procedures, supervise business affairs and approve annual budgets. For more information about WMMB programs and promotions, visit www.WMMB.com.
Source: Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board