Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Doug Rebout to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Board. Rebout is a partner in Roger Rebout and Sons Farms near Janesville, Wis.
Rebout farms 4,200 acres of cropland, raises 280 Holstein and crossbred steers, and custom-raises 400 heifers with his mother, Mary Jo, and brothers Dan and David and their families.
Rebout, 52, is actively engaged in public and community service, currently serving as the president of the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association and as a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change and the Wisconsin Farm Bureau.
The Board of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is a nine-member board of state residents that establishes policy for DATCP. The governor appoints board members for staggered six-year terms, subject to confirmation by the Senate.
“From trade wars to difficult weather to a global pandemic, Wisconsin farmers have persevered through many challenges in the past several years. Doug is not only familiar with those challenges, but he is an advocate for productive solutions,” Evers says. “I am proud to appoint Doug to serve on the DATCP Board.”
“As a family farmer in southern Wisconsin and a strong voice for our state’s diverse agriculture industry, Doug brings a valuable perspective to the DATCP Board,” adds DATCP Ag Secretary Randy Romanski. “I look forward to working with him in this new capacity.”
“I am humbled and honored that the governor has asked me to serve on the DATCP Board,” Rebout (pictured) says. “I look forward to joining my fellow board members in serving Wisconsin’s agriculture, trade and consumer protection communities.”
Rebout and his wife, Christine, have one daughter.