Whether a farmer or a corporate partner, DBA provides opportunities and resources for our members to engage their policymakers at all levels of government. The dairy community must speak up for itself or our opponents will be more than happy to talk over the silence. Dairy’s voice needs to be heard and received on all issues affecting our community, whether that is at the town hall, county boardroom, State Capitol in Madison, or on the hill in Washington, D.C.
It is important for our members to individually participate where and when they can. Lawmakers and regulators need to hear directly from the people and businesses that their decisions affect. This is the best way to ensure sensible, science-based outcomes that allow our farmers to continue to thrive. Having people in power who understand modern agriculture and dairy farmer is equally important, and there is no better person to fill that role is our members themselves. We understand that time is precious, there are opportunities to make a difference even if you can spare just a few minutes. From simply reaching out to your government representatives to running for office yourself, there is a chance for everybody to contribute to the continued success of Wisconsin’s dairy community.
DBA’s future successes will depend on your involvement. If you or someone you know is looking to get more involved at the local, state, or federal level please contact our team to hear more about our opportunities and resources we can provide to ensure your voice is heard. Opportunities for individuals and farms to get more involved with policy and government affairs include:
- Contacting your local elected officials or participating in local government meetings
- Engaging your state assemblyperson or senator on issues important to dairy farming, either alone or with others from your area as part of an organized Legislative Engagement Team
- Offering educational opportunities or tours on your farm to engage officials who aren’t that familiar with agriculture
- Running as a candidate for a public office
- Participating in our webinars and seminars on legal and regulatory changes
Need help contacting one of your elected representative? These links will help: