Wittenberg farmer elected to state dairy board

Jeff Strassburg, a Wittenberg farmer, was recently elected to the board of directors for the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. Strassburg will start his three-year term in July representing District 9, which includes Shawano, Menominee and Waupaca counties, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced.

The board of directors guide the organization’s finances, formulate and set its policies and long-range business plan and maintain its mission of growing demand for Wisconsin milk and enhancing the competitiveness of the Wisconsin dairy industry.

Strassburg, a fifth-generation farmer, has been farming since 1990. He and his family milk more than 900 Holsteins; they also own beef cattle. Strassburg is the current chair of the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin board, and he also serves on the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

For information on Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and the 2019 election, visit www.WMMB.com/election.