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Wisconsin Blue Ribbon Cheese Fest

6/28/2014 11:00:00 AM

Want to taste the best cheese Wisconsin has to offer? The Wisconsin Blue Ribbon Cheese fest will be held June 28-29 at The Elegant Farmer Depot in Mukwonago from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Hundreds of cheese lovers come to this annual two-day fest to taste the best the state has to offer, including award-winning cow, sheep, goat and mixed milk cheeses. Crafted and aged to perfection, these cheeses delighted the palate of the U.S. Championship’ judges and are sure to delight yours.

Joining the Fest this year will be cheese author, Jeanette Hurt with her new book, The Cheese of Wisconsin: A Culinary Travel Guide. Ms. Hurt will speak at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. telling you all the ins and outs of finding the best cheese in Wisconsin followed by a book signing. The Fest is free and open to all.

For more information go to http://www.elegantfarmer.com/events.

The Elegant Farmer Depot
1545 Main Street
Mukwonago, Wisconsin USA

"Creating Dairyland" Farm Breakfast

6/21/2014 8:30:00 AM

The Wisconsin Historical Society in downtown Madison will host a "Creating Dairyland" Farm Breakfast on Saturday, June 21 in honor of June Dairy Month.

The breakfast, catered by Brocach, will highlight foods from local farmers. Ed Janus, author of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, Creating Dairyland, will share the story of how caring for cows saved our soil, created our landscape and brought prosperity to our state. Janus will also discuss how the dairy industry continues to shape our lives today.

Tickets are $15 per person and are on sale until Thursday, June 13.

Buy Tickets or Learn More

Wisconsin Historical Society
30 N. Carroll Street
Madison, Wisconsin

WMMB Board Meeting - June 2014

6/17/2014 9:15:00 AM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc. will meet beginning at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 1109 Fourier Drive Madison, WI 53717 (608-826-0500). The board will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the WMMB office, 8418 Excelsior Drive, Madison, WI 53717 (608-836-8820). The following meeting agenda is proposed:

9:15 a.m.

  • Call to Order / Roll Call
  • Review/Approval of Minutes of April 3, 2014 Meeting
  • Chairman's Report
  • CEO Report
  • Financial Statements – April 2014
  • FY2014 Semi-Annual Business Review – Channel Management
  • DMI/UDIA Presentation
  • FY2014 Semi-Annual Business Review - Communications
  • Committee Reports
    • Channel Management
    • Communications
    • Audit
    • Policy/Bylaw
    • CDR
    • UDIA/NDB/National Affairs
    • Executive
  • Other Business
    • Conflict of Interest Statements
    • NDB Nominations
    • Future Board Meeting Agenda Items
    • Director Recognition
    • Board Legal Counsel
  • Director Meeting Reports
  • CLOSED SESSION. The Board will move into closed session pursuant to section 19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes for the purpose of deliberating on matters involving upcoming contract negotiations with the United Dairy Industry Association.

The Board will reconvene in open session immediately upon completion of the closed session, pursuant to 19.85(2) Wisconsin Statutes, and may take action on any matters discussed in closed session.

Adjournment

WMMB Audit Committee Meeting - June 2014

6/17/2014 8:00:00 AM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Audit Committee of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc. will meet beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 1109 Fourier Drive Madison, WI 53717 (608-826-0500). The following meeting agenda is proposed:

8:00 a.m.

  • Call to Order / Roll Call
  • Review/Approval of Minutes of October 16, 2013 Meeting
  • Preliminary Planning for FY2014 Audit
  • Internal Control Review
  • Review Board of Director Expense Reports / Credit Card Expenditures
  • Other/New Business

Adjournment

Notice of a meeting of the Audit Committee also constitutes notice of a meeting of the entire WMMB Board of Directors. However, only business of the Audit Committee will be conducted at this meeting.

Moo & Brew Beer & Cheese Tasting

6/12/2014 6:00:00 PM

Beer & cheese tasting with 5 Wisconsin Breweries and 5 Wisconsin Cheesemakers. Proceeds to benefit Hunger Task Force.

Milwaukee Public Market
400 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Charcuterie, Cheese and Wine Pairing

6/8/2014 3:00:00 PM

Explore five expertly selected flavor pairings of charcuterie, cheese, and wine with a guided tasting from wine connoisseur Bob Hemauer and salami expert Pete Baisden from Forequarter Restaurant and the Underground Butcher. Discover the simplicity of creating your own charcuterie and cheese plate for your next get together.

Cost for adults: $35

Carr Valley Cheese Store
807 Phillips Blvd.
Sauk City, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship

4/27/2014 11:00:00 AM

Whether you like to compete or like to watch, there is something for everyone in the family at the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship!
  • Register as an amateur or professional competitor at www.grilledcheesewisconsin.com. Registration closes on April 24 at 10:00 am.
  • Free admittance for spectators
  • There will be bleachers set up to be able to take in all of the sights and smells from the competitors.
  • Food vendors and exhibitors will be giving samples and selling their products
  • NEW this year -- purchase a VIP Ticket to enjoy competition level sandwiches! (limited availability)
  • NEW for the kids -- the Rule Construction Kids Grilled Cheese Construction Site! Each child (up to age 12) will be able to "construct" their own sandwich while getting a souvenir construction helmet (small fee)
  • Beer and wine garden

Ley Pavilion @ Harris Park
600 Bennett Road
Dodgeville, Wisconsin

WMMB Board Meeting - April 2014

4/3/2014 10:00:00 AM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc. will meet beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the WMMB Office, 8418 Excelsior Drive, Madison, WI 53717 (608-836-8820). The following meeting agenda is proposed:

  1. 10:00 a.m. - Call to Order / Roll Call
  2. Review / Approval of Minutes of March 18-19, 2014 Board Meeting
  3. Chairman's Report
  4. CEO Remarks
  5. Financial Matters
    • February Financial Statements
  6. CLOSED SESSION. The Board will move into closed session pursuant to section 19.85(1)(c) Wisconsin Statutes to consider Board and CEO performance evaluation data and compensation of the CEO of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.
     
    The WMMB Board of Directors will reconvene in open session immediately upon completion of closed session per Section 19.85(2) Wisconsin Statutes and will take action on any matters discussed in closed session.
  7. FY2015 Budget Discussion and Vote
  8. Other / New Business
    • Future Agenda Items
  9. Director Meeting Reports
  10. Adjournment

WMMB Executive Committee Meeting - April 2014

4/3/2014 9:30:00 AM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc. will meet beginning at 9:30 a.m. (and again following the Board of Directors meeting) on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the WMMB office, 8418 Excelsior Drive, Madison, WI 53717 (608-836-8820). The following meeting agenda is proposed:

  1. 9:30 a.m. - Call to Order / Roll Call
  2. Review / Approval of Minutes of the March 18, 2014 Meeting
  3. Review CEO Expense Reports
  4. Approval of Board Orientation Agenda
  5. Recess
  6. CLOSED SESSION. The Committee will move into closed session pursuant to section 19.85(1)(c) Wisconsin Statutes to discuss CEO performance evaluation data.
  7. Adjournment

Notice of a meeting of the Executive Committee also constitutes notice of a meeting of the entire WMMB Board of Directors. However, only business of the Executive Committee will be conducted at this meeting.

WMMB Board Meeting - March 2014

3/18/2014 8:00:00 AM

Actual times and agenda TBD

WMMB Executive Committee Meeting - March 2014

3/18/2014 8:00:00 AM

Actual times and agenda TBD

WMMB Executive Committee Meeting - January 2014

1/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc. will meet beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at the WMMB office, 8418 Excelsior Drive, Madison, WI 53717 (608-836-8820). The following meeting agenda is proposed:

9:00 a.m.

  • Call to Order/Roll Call
  • Review/Approval of Minutes of the October 16, 2013 Meeting
  • CEO Report
  • Review CEO Expense Reports
  • Budget Adjustment: Cheese Company Communications
  • Other/New Business
    • Review of Industry Meeting Attendance
    • Kewaunee Heritage Center Winter Gala

9:30 a.m. - Adjournment

Notice of a meeting of the Executive Committee also constitutes notice of a meeting of the entire WMMB Board of Directors. However, only business of the Executive Committee will be conducted at this meeting.

WMMB Board Meeting - January 2014

1/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc. will meet beginning at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at the WMMB Office, 8418 Excelsior Drive, Madison, WI 53717 (608-836-8820). The following meeting agenda is proposed:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

9:45 a.m.

  • Call to Order/Roll Call
  • Review/Approval of Minutes of October 16, 2013 Annual Meeting
  • Board Chair Report
  • CEO Report
  • Financial Matters
    • Financial Statement – November 2013
    • Budget Adjustment: Cheese Company Communications
  • Semi-Annual Business Review – Corporate Communications
  • Director Meeting Reports
  • Recess

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

8:30 a.m.

  • Reconvene, Roll Call
  • Semi-Annual Business Review – Channel Management
  • Closed Session. The Board will move into closed session pursuant to §19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes, to receive, review, and discuss proprietary information received from companies with whom WMMB does business, and which is contractually protected from disclosure.The Board will immediately reconvene in open session after completion of the closed session business.
  • New/Other Business
    • Board and CEO Evaluations
    • Industry Meeting Attendance
      • Land O Lakes Meeting, Minneapolis, February 26
      • Fond du Lac Ag Showcase, March 1
      • DMI Planning Forum, Washington DC, March 5-6
      • DFA Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Mo, March 18-19
      • WPS Farm Show, Oshkosh, March 25-27
      • DMI Planning Forum, Phoenix, AZ, April 9-10
  • Committee Reports
    • Executive
    • Channel Management
    • Communications
    • CDR
    • UDIA/NDB/National Affairs
    • Policy: Recommendations for Policy 6.3 Revision
  • Other/New Business
    • April Board Meeting Date/DMI Planning Forum
  • Director Meeting Reports, continued
  • Adjournment

WMMB Policy/Bylaw Committee Meeting - January 2014

1/9/2014 4:05:48 PM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Policy/Bylaw Committee of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc. will meet beginning at 2:30 p.m. (or following recess of the Board of Directors meeting) on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at the WMMB office, 8418 Excelsior Drive, Madison, WI 53717 (608-836-8820). The following meeting agenda is proposed:

2:30 p.m.

  • Call to Order and Roll Call
  • Review/Approval of Minutes of September 11, 2013, meeting
  • Review of Board Policies relative to:
    • Policy 6.3 - UDIA Representation
    • Policy 8.3 - Budget
    • Other Policies and Bylaws
  • Adjournment

Notice of a meeting of the Policy/Bylaw Committee also constitutes notice of a meeting of the entire WMMB Board of Directors. However, only business of the Policy/Bylaw Committee will be conducted at this meeting.

WMMB Board Meeting - October 2013

10/16/2013 10:30:00 AM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc. will meet beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the WMMB office, 8418 Excelsior Drive, Madison, WI 53717 (608-836-8820). The following meeting agenda is proposed:

10:30 a.m.

  • Call to Order / Roll Call
  • Review / Approval of Minutes of July 23, 2013 Board Meeting
  • Review / Approval of Minutes of October 24, 2012 Annual Meeting
  • Introduction of New Directors
  • Report of any Bylaw Amendments Since Last Annual Meeting
  • Chairman’s Report
  • CEO Report
  • Guest Presentation
  • Financial Matters
    • June 2013 Financial Statement
    • FY2014 Unallocated Reserves
    • FY2014 Budget Transfers - Revenue
  • CLOSED SESSION. The Board will move into closed session pursuant to section 19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes for the purpose of deliberating on matters involving ongoing contract negotiations with the United Dairy Industry Association. The Board will reconvene in open session immediately upon completion of closed session per Section 19.85(2) Wisconsin Statutes and will take action on any matters discussed in closed session.
  • Other / New Business
    • Representation at Industry Meetings
      • DBA Business Conference, December 3-4, Madison
      • Wis. Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, December 8-9, Wisconsin Dells
      • Wis. Farmers Union Annual Meeting, January 24-26, Wis. Rapids
      • IDFA Dairy Forum, January 26-29, Palm Desert, CA
      • Farm First Cooperative, February 14-15, Appleton
  • Committee Reports
    • Channel Management
    • Communications
    • Audit: FY2013 Audit Report
    • Executive
    • Policy: Recommendations for Policy Revisions
  • Director Meeting Reports
  • January 2014 Meeting Agenda Items
  • 5:00 p.m.* - Adjournment

*Adjournment time is approximate and will occur when the business of the day is complete.

WMMB Executive Committee Meeting - October 2013

10/16/2013 9:45:00 AM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc. will meet beginning at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the WMMB office, 8418 Excelsior Drive, Madison, WI 53717 (608-836-8820). The following meeting agenda is proposed:

  • 9:45 a.m. - Call to Order and Roll Call
  • Review/Approval of Minutes of July 23, 2013 Meeting
  • Review CEO Expense Reports
  • Financial Matters
    • Review Investment Report
    • FY2014 Unallocated Reserves
    • FY2014 Budget Transfers - Revenue
  • Other Business
  • 10:15 a.m. - Adjournment

Notice of a meeting of the Executive Committee also constitutes notice of a meeting of the entire WMMB Board of Directors. However, only business of the Executive Committee will be conducted at this meeting.

WMMB Audit Committee - October 2013

10/16/2013 8:00:00 AM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Audit Committee of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc. will meet beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the WMMB office, 8418 Excelsior Drive, Madison, WI 53717 (608-836-8820). The following meeting agenda is proposed:

  • 8:00 a.m. - Call to Order / Roll Call
  • Review/Approval of Minutes of June 19, 2013 Meeting
  • Review of FY2013 Audit Report
  • Review Board of Director Expense Reports
  • Other/New Business
  • 9:00 a.m. - Adjournment

Notice of a meeting of the Audit Committee also constitutes notice of a meeting of the entire WMMB Board of Directors. However, only business of the Audit Committee will be conducted at this meeting.

World Dairy Expo

10/1/2013 2:03:00 PM

World Dairy Expo will be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin, from October 1-5, 2013. For a complete list of events, activities and exhibitors, visit WorldDairyExpo.com.

WMMB Communications Committee Meeting - September 2013

9/12/2013 8:00:00 AM

Actual times and agenda TBD

WMMB Policy Committee Meeting - September 2013

9/11/2013 8:00:00 AM

Actual times and agenda TBD

 

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