The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reminds eligible producers that the deadline to mail in Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) d/b/a/ Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin director election ballots is May 25, 2018.

For the 2018 elections, here are the candidates, listed in alphabetical order by district:

District 2             Florence, Forest, Langlade, Marinette, Oconto and Vilas Counties

Nominee              Connie Seefeldt, Coleman


District 5             St. Croix, Dunn Counties

Nominees            Rachel Kummer, Mondovi

                            Kay Zwald, Hammond


District 8             Marathon County

Nominee              Steven Sternweis, Marshfield


District 11           Outagamie and Winnebago Counties

Nominee              Mike Verhasselt, Kaukauna


District 14           Jackson, LaCrosse and Trempealeau Counties

Nominees            Patricia Kling, Taylor

                            Louisa Peterson, Bangor


District 17           Calumet and Manitowoc Counties

Nominee              Julie Maurer, Newton


District 20           Richland and Sauk Counties

Nominee              Sharon Laubscher, Wonewoc


District 23           Iowa and Lafayette Counties

Nominees            Deborah Nelson, Arena

                            Jay Stauffacher, Darlington

                            Jerry Zander, Barneveld


Eligible producers who have not received a ballot can contact Debbie Gegare, DATCP Market Orders Program Coordinator, at 608-224-5116 or to request a ballot. Completed ballots must be signed and sent to WI DATCP, Marketing Order Program, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911. The ballots must be postmarked on or before May 25, 2018. Unsigned ballots will not be counted.

Elected producers will serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2018. To view the candidate biographies and more information on the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin election, visit

DATCP administers elections for Wisconsin commodity marketing boards. To learn more about the market order boards, visit