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DBA and Edge to host policy picnics

Thursday, June 20, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Maria Woldt, director of members comm. & events
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July 1, 2019

Contact: Maria Woldt, director of member communications and events
Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative
(608) 577-4345 |

DBA and Edge to host policy picnics

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Dairy farmers, allied members of the dairy community and guests are invited to attend the annual policy picnics July 17-18, at four locations over two days on member-farms. Each policy picnic will include a meal, briefing on state and federal issues, networking and an optional farm tour. Dairy Business Association (DBA) and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative are co-hosting these free events.

State policy discussion will include budget, driver’s card, transportation, dairy innovation hub, nutrient trading and more. Federal discussion will focus on trade, immigration reform, labeling issues, school milk and farm bill. Speakers include John Holevoet, Aaron Stauffacher and Chad Zulegar from DBA/Edge and Mike Torrey from Michael Torrey Assoc., Wash. D.C.

“Just as we take the voice of our members to policymakers in Madison and Washington, D.C., we know it’s important to bring the policy discussions back to the farm,” said Tim Trotter, executive director of DBA and Edge. “Our picnics are a great way for us to share what we’re working on with members and get their input and thoughts on different policies. Getting out on farms and interacting with our members is a highlight of the year.” 

Food and refreshments will be provided. RSVPs are appreciated.  Contact Maria Woldt with any questions at or (608) 577-4345 


July 17 & 18

Four locations/times:

Register at

Wed. July 17

12 - 2 PM
ToldYaSo Holsteins
Nick & Maria Woldt
1756 Berlin Rd
Marshall, WI

7 - 9 PM
Cottonwood Dairy
Jim Winn, Brian & Randy Larson
9600 County Rd D
South Wayne, WI

Thurs. July 18

12 - 2 PM
Minglewood, Inc.
Kevin, Roxann Solum & Family
60 105th St
Deer Park, WI

7 - 9 PM
Fischer-Clark Dairy Farm
Jon, Heidi Fischer & Family
6800 Victor Rd
Hatley, WI


  • Meal and networking……..(30 min)
  • State and federal policy discussion……. (1 hour)
  • Questions and comments………(30 min)
  • Picnic concludes…....(2 hours total)

Tweet about this: Dairy Business Association @DairyForward and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative @VoiceOfMilk will co-host annual #PolicyPicnics July 17-18. Register at

 About the DBA:

The Dairy Business Association is a nonprofit organization comprised of Wisconsin dairy farmers, milk processors, vendors and business partners who work to ensure that Wisconsin dairy farmers of all sizes have the support they need to thrive in the state’s economy, communities and food supply chain. The integrated approach is a unique model that fosters collaboration and innovation for the collective good. The association’s core work is advocating for sensible state laws and regulations that affect the dairy community. For more information, visit

About Edge:

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative provides dairy farmers throughout the Midwest with a powerful voice — the voice of milk — in Congress, with customers and within their communities. Edge, based in Green Bay, Wis., is one of the top cooperatives in the country based on milk volume. For more information, visit

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