The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Madison, Wis., announced its new name – Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW). This initiative represents a new strategic mission, vision and identity more firmly aligns 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 Chad Vincent, chief executive officer of DFW. “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.”
“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. “This change will put Wisconsin dairy farmers in a better position to help us grow and stay focused on the future.”
The 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.