OUR MISSION

To grow the prosperity of Wisconsin's agribusinesses through advocacy, education, and engagement.

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OUR VISION

To be the foremost resource and ally for Wisconsin's agribusinesses and their industry partners.

OUR HISTORY

The Wisconsin Agri-Business Association has a long, proud history. A merger in 2012 between the Wisconsin Crop Production Association and the Wisconsin Agri-Service Association made the organization what it is today, but our origins trace back all the way to 1936. No matter what our organization's name has been, our commitment to Wisconsin's agribusiness industry has never wavered. Our board of directors and staff are dedicated to the industry and to providing programs and services designed to strengthen the future of agriculture.

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Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic

January 10-12, 2023

The Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic is Wisconsin's premier agribusiness industry event. This popular conference and trade show is held in partnership with the UW Division of Extension and the UW College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

BOARD of DIRECTORS

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Howard Hartmann
President
Hartmann Farms LLC, Lodi
20garryguard
Garry Gard
Vice President
Didion, Inc., Cambria
20ashleygausman
Ashley Gausman
Treasurer
Rosen's Inc., Baldwin
20McCluskey
Dawn McCluskey
Secretary
Allied Cooperative, Adams
20DeLong
Chris DeLong
Director
DeLong Company, Clinton
20robevans
Rob Evans
Director
Rosen's Inc., Mondovi
21tonygrapsas
Tony Grapsas
Director
Jay-Mar Inc., Plover
21stevehellenbrand
Steve Hellenbrand
Director
Insight FS, Jeffersons
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Jeff Hodge
Director
Heartland Ag Systems, DeForest
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Ken Jahnke
Director
Premier Cooperative, Fennimore
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Ladd Pettit
Director
Middleton Farmers Cooperative, Middleton
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Shawn Conley
Advisor
UW Dept. of Agronomy, Madison
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Porter Martin
Advisor
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison
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Advisor
M3 Insurance,
Madison
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Matt Ruark
Advisor
UW Dept. of Soil Science, Madison

WABA STAFF

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Tom Bressner
Executive Director
20jim
Jim Nolte
Safety Director
20sara
Sara Schoenborn
Director of Marketing and Communications
20denise
Denise Vike
Director of Member Services
20joanviney
Joan Viney
Staff Support

WABA COMMITTEES

Agronomy and Plant Protection Committee
Conference and Trade Show Committee
Feed Committee
Grain Committee
Investment Committee
Public Relations and Political Advocacy Committee
Safety and Risk Management Committee
Scholarship Committee
Seed Committee