The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board announced on Tuesday that it has a new name — Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin.
The new initiative, according to the organization, represents a new strategic mission, vision and identity more firmly aligning the efforts of Wisconsin's dairy farmers to expand growth opportunities domestically and around the world.
“As the marketing and promotion arm for Wisconsin’s dairy farmers, this new identity puts the dairy farmers squarely at the center of what we do and provides a much stronger platform to share the Wisconsin dairy story,” says Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin CEO Chad Vincent. “Our organization exists to be tireless advocates for our dairy farmers, to help these family businesses thrive because they, and the fruits of their labor, are the heartbeat of the industry and our state.”
DFW builds awareness of Wisconsin-produced dairy products by creating national publicity, managing digital advertising, and driving sales, distribution and trial through retail and foodservice promotions. The dairy industry contributes $43.4 billion annual to Wisconsin's economy.
“The dairy industry is facing several challenges, including globalization of our markets, increased regulation and ongoing low prices for milk,” says Jeff Strassburg, Chair of the Board of Directors and a fifth generation Wisconsin dairy farmer. “This change will put Wisconsin dairy farmers in a better position to help us grow and stay focused on the future.”