The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Production (DATCP) have officially confirmed the results of the 2023 Wisconsin Cherry Board election meaning Sturgeon Bay’s Dan Kielar has been officially appointed his spot on the board.
The Cherry Board is responsible for administering Wisconsin’s Cherry Marketing Order and is made up of five board members, all of which reside in Northeast Wisconsin. Kielar will be joining the likes of Terry Sorenson and Glen Musil of Sturgeon Bay, Barry Peterson of Green Bay and James Seaquist of Ellison Bay. The board oversees the use and collection of nearly $50,000 in fees paid by Wisconsin cherry growers. The money is used to support the research, education and much more with the cherry association.
Wisconsin’s cherry growers produced 12.9 million pounds in 2022, up 23 percent from the 2021 production levels. Kielar will have a spot on the board for a three-year span.