The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced the results of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board 2009 Board of Directors election. There were 11 nominees running for eight seats. Of the 4,016 producers eligible to vote, 16.7% returned ballots within the election period held April 13 through April 25.
Commencing July 1, the following producers are certified as elected members of the WMMB.
District 2 Florence, Forest, Langlade, Marinette, Oconto, Vilas
Director: Connie Seefeldt, Coleman
District 5 Dunn and St. Croix
Director: Kay Zwald, Hammond
District 8 Marathon
Director: Steve Sternweis, Marshfield
District 11 Outagamie and Winnebago
Director: Robert Letter, Seymour
District 14 Jackson, La Crosse, Trempealeau
Director: Patricia Kling, Taylor
District 17 Calumet and Manitowoc
Director: Rosalie Geiger, Reedsville
District 20 Richland and Sauk
Director: Sharon Laubscher, Wonewoc
District 23 Iowa and Lafayette
Director: Jay M. Stauffacher, Darlington
WMMB directors guide the organization's financial affairs, formulate and set WMMB policies, approve WMMB's mission, and serve on one of two committees - Channel Management or Communications. All WMMB programs (which are funded by Wisconsin dairy producer check-off dollars) are designed to increase demand for Wisconsin-produced milk.