Media Contacts

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Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
2811 Agriculture Drive
PO Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
Phone: (608) 224-5012

Media Inquiries

  • Secretary-designee interview requests
  • Agency-wide communications initiatives and strategy?

Grace Atherton?
Grace Atherton?

Communications Director
Office of the Secretary
Phone: (608) 224-5020

  • ?Land and water conservation: Runoff, livestock siting, nutrient management, Producer-Led Watershed grants, pesticides, farmland preservation, CREP
  • Plants, seeds, and insects: Industrial hemp, plant pests and diseases, pollinators, firewood??

?Leeann Duwe??

?Leeann Duwe

Public Information Officer
Phone: (608) 224-5130?

  • Consumer protection: S?cams, business complaints, ?Do Not Call list, identity theft, weights and measures

??Ti Gauger

?Ti Gauger?

Public Information Officer
Phone: (608) 224-5007?

  • Animal health: Livestock, pets, welfare, disease prevention and management, importing, identification, veterinary care?
  • Food safety: Food licensing and inspection, meat and poultry licensing and inspection, retail food establishments, food processing and distribution, foodborne illnesses, product recalls, lab certification
  • Recreational safety?: Lodging establishments, public pools, campgrounds, recreational educational camps??


Kevin Hoffman

Public Information Officer
Phone: (608) 224-5005??

  • Agricultural development: Buy Local Buy Wisconsin, Farm to School, international exports, Alice in Dairyland, county and district fairs, marketing orders, Something Special from Wisconsin,? Farm Center

?Rick Hummell

Rick Hummell?

Public Information Officer
?Phone: (608) 224-5041