The Wisconsin Agri-Business Association remains strongly engaged in the development of the best practices, approaches, and resources available to agribusinesses both in the state and across the country. Through key partnerships and program offerings, WABA is uniquely positioned to help Wisconsin's agribusinesses succeed.

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Safety and Compliance Program

OSHA compliance ranks as one of the most important issues in the feed, seed, grain and farm supply industries. WABA employs a full-time, professional safety director to service the OSHA safety and health requirements of its members. Some of the services provided to members include:

  • On-site Safety Training
  • Annual WABA Safety Day
  • Safety Audits and Inspections
  • Personalized Program Development
  • OSHA Citation Service
  • Consulting Services
  • Liaison with State and Federal Regulatory Agencies

Program membership fees will be charged. Membership fees are charged to cover the cost of travel, lodging and time spent both at the member's facility and in the office to prepare and complete the specific member service requested. Contact Jim Nolte, WABA Safety Director, for more information on the WABA Safety and Compliance Program.

Drug & Alcohol Consortium

WABA's Drug & Alcohol Testing Consortium is a low-cost program for Wisconsin firms that own or lease commercial motor vehicles. The WABA consortium provides administrative support for the state and federally mandated drug & alcohol testing programs for holders of a commercial driver's license. The services provided include:

  • Random Testing
  • Statistical Reports
  • Record Retention
  • Administrative Support
  • Sample Drug Policy

Contact Denise Vike, WABA Director of Member Services, for more information or to join.


WABA serves as the administrator of the Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, a collaborative effort of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Illinois Extension, University of Minnesota Extension and University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension.


OSHA Alliance

The WABA/OSHA Alliance opens the door for the two organizations to hold joint working meetings, to work together on educational training materials and programs, and allows WABA a formal process to discuss work safety issues important to Wisconsin's agribusinesses.


WABA partners with the Asmark Institute to provide members with worker protection and compliance materials and resources.


Pesticide Containers Recycling Program

The Wisconsin Agri-Business Association supports and encourages recycling of agricultural plastic containers by providing its members with information about recycling services and opportunities, and by facilitating communication with industry recycling partners.


Stacey Bruinsma
G. Phillips
and Sons, LLC


IBC and Shuttle Recycling


IBC Container and Plastic Pallet Sales


ACRC Contractor Midwest
and Northeast USA


Industry Service

WABA team members serve on a number of committees, councils, and boards of directors in an effort to represent Wisconsin's agribusinesses, their values, and their concerns. Examples of these activities include the DNR Invasive Species Council, Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council.


Key Partners

WABA team members have established meaningful connections with a variety of key industry partners such as the Agricultural Retailers Association, National Grain and Feed Association, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Wisconsin Department of Transportation, to name a few.