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2 incumbents defeated in Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin election

DFW directors will begin their three-year terms July 1.

June 15, 2020

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NEW BOARD: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin directors guide the organization’s finances, set policies and work to maintain DFW’s mission to help grow demand for Wisconsin milk.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has certified the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin 2020 board of directors election results. Directors will begin their three-year terms July 1.

Two incumbents, Becky Levzow of Rio, representing District 19, and Audrey Kusilek of Rice Lake, representing District 4, were defeated in the election. Levzow lost to challenger Mark Crave of Watertown, while Kusilek was beaten by Sara Bahgat-Eggert of Clayton. Both Levzow and Kusilek served two three-year terms on the board.

Two newcomers in District 1 squared off to fill the seat of Ben Peterson, who is retiring from the board. Brenda Schloneger of Shell Lake beat Nathan Brandt of Grantsburg. Tasha Schleis of Kewaunee was elected to replace Randy Ebert of Algoma, who is also retiring from the board.

Incumbents who were reelected and did not face opposition are: Dave Bangart of Greenwood, District 7; Robert Sendelbach of Cochrane, District 13; Janet Clark of Rosendale, District 16; Ann Kieler of Platteville, District 22; and Stacy Eberle of Monroe, District 25.

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 statutes and rules.

Source: DATCP, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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