District 12 (Portage, Waushara and Wood counties)
Incumbent Ken Heiman of Marshfield is running unopposed.
Candidate: Ken Heiman
Farm Name (if applicable): Weber's Farm Store
County of Residence: Wood
When did you begin dairy farming? 1995
How many cows do you milk? 150 cows
Where do you ship your milk? Weber's Farm Store/Nasonville
Please name any ag-related organizations or affiliations you belong to:
Central Wisconsin Coop
Equity Livestock Coop
Marshfield FFA Alum
Dairy Business Association (DBA)
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
Have you (or your farm) received special recognition or won any relevant awards?
Marshfield Small Business of the Year
Why do you want to serve on the WMMB Board?
I'd like to finish some programs that have been started and to help find the next new market area for our milk. We will need to find new markets to promote the growth of agriculture in the state of Wisconsin. Right now, WMMB and industry are working together to build stronger markets for Wisconsin farm milk. This will help everyone in this state.
What else should dairy producers in your area know about you?
We bottle milk on our farm and market it from our farm location. Our cheese plant manufactures cheese from all Wisconsin milk and markets it from coast to coast, and it is also exported to other countries.