The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is pleased to announce that Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers will address 2019 Cheese Industry Conference attendees as part of the organization’s annual meeting, set for Thursday, April 18, beginning at 12 noon, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
Gov. Evers is set to speak about current challenges and opportunities in Wisconsin’s dairy processing industry, as well as his plans to support growth.
In his recently-introduced 2019-21 Executive Budget, Evers included an increase in funding for dairy processor grants issued by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) for innovation, modernization, and food safety projects, from $200,000 to $400,000 annually. He also proposed an allocation of $200,000 to support the Wisconsin Initiative for Dairy Exports program, designed to help build Wisconsin’s dairy brand in international markets and increase dairy exports, and adjustments to DATCP expenditure authority which allow the reclassification of staff positions for the retention of key, high quality personnel.
To register to attend, please visit CheeseConference.org. Online registration ends on Monday, April 8.
Since 1893, the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association has represented manufacturers of dairy products, as well as companies that process, market, or distribute cheese and support the industry with supplies and services. Today, WCMA serves more than 600 member companies and cooperatives operate across the country and around the world. WCMA is a strong policy advocate, networking hub, and trusted source of education and information.