Who We Are

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Wisconsin Soybean Association (WSA)
Founded in 1972, the Wisconsin Soybean Association (WSA) is a grassroots, farmer-led, membership organization. Since the soybean checkoff is prohibited by law from lobbying, WSA works to ensure that sound policies are in place to enhance the future of soybean farming. We work on behalf of our 1,200 members to positively impact regulatory and legislative issues on a local, state and national level.

Mission Statement:
The WSA is a progressive organization devoted to bringing together all persons interested in the production, marketing, distribution, and utilization of soybeans and soybean products.

Strategic goals:

  • To increase grassroots participation thereby increasing total association membership.
  • To communicate and inform our existing and prospective members on public policies regarding the Wisconsin soybean producer.
  • To promote the association's visibility and increase its public relations thereby improving its image among policymakers and the general public.

Wisconsin Soybean Association
Board of Directors

President
Brad Kremer, Pittsville, 715.213.4586

Vice-President
Don Lutz, Scandinavia, 715.412.3686

Secretary
Adam Steen, Burlington, 765.748.7790

Treasurer
Mike Bertram, Arlington, 608.576.7392

State Directors
John Simon, Oconomowoc, 920.253.0198
Dr. Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin, 608.262.7975
Rochelle Schnadt, Lodi, 608.963.1759
Tony Mellenthin, Menomonie, 715.495.8284
Matt Karls, Hixton, 608.214.1129
Becky Heck, Barneveld, 715.450.1291
Eric Smith, Fremont, 920.843.2299

ASA Director Representatives
Brad Kremer, Pittsville, 715.213.4586
Don Lutz, Scandinavia, 715.412.3686

Executive Staff
Robert Karls, Executive Director
karls@wisoybean.org

Lisa Schauer, Office Manager
lisa@wisoybean.org

4414 Regent St.
Madison, WI 53705
608.274.7522 Office
608.274.3996 Fax