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Randy Fleishauer, elected as President of the WPVGA Board of Directors for 2023.
Randy Fleishauer, elected as President of the WPVGA Board of Directors for 2023.
February 20, 2023
At a brief meeting held immediately following the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) Annual Meeting, February 9, in Stevens Point, the WPVGA Board of Directors elected Randy Fleishauer of Plover River Farms, Stevens Point, as its President for 2023. Fleishauer (District At-Large) succeeds Alex Okray (District 2) of Okray Family Farms, Plover, who served as Board President in 2022. Charlie Mattek of J.W. Mattek & Sons, Deerbrook (District 1), was elected Vice President; John Bustamante from Wysocki Family of Companies, Bancroft (District 2) was elected Secretary; and Okray was elected Treasurer.

In addition to the four officers, the rest of the WPVGA Board of Directors includes: Mike Carter of Bushmans’ Inc., Rosholt (District 2); Wendy Dykstra of Alsum Farms & Produce, Friesland (District 3); Bill Guenthner from Guenthner Farms Inc., Antigo (District 1); Josh Knights of Heartland Farms, Inc., Hancock (District 3); and J.D. Schroeder of Schroeder Bros. Farms, Inc., Antigo (District 1).

WPVGA Associate Division Board Elects Matt Selenske President for 2023

The WPVGA Associate Division Board of Directors elected Matt Selenske from Allied Cooperative’s Pest Pros Division, Adams, to be its President for 2023. Andy Verhasselt of T.I.P., Inc., Custer, was elected Vice President of the Board. The rest of the directors for 2023 include Melissa Heise of Swiderski Equipment, Mosinee; Ethan Olson, T H Agri-Chemicals, Inc., Plainfield; Emily Phelps (Secretary), Jay-Mar, Inc., Plover; Paul Salm (Treasurer) of BMO Harris Bank, Altoona; Morgan Smolarek, McCain Foods USA, Inc., Wisconsin Rapids; Sally Suprise, C & D Professional Insurance Services, Waupaca; and Brandon Taylor of Exit Realty, Stevens Point.

Heise, Phelps, and Taylor were elected for their first terms on the Board. They replace Julie Cartwright, Jay-Mar, Inc., who served two terms on the Board, one as President; and Andrew Curran, who no longer works for a WPVGA member company; as well as a third vacancy created when the Board voted to expand from eight directors to nine.

Mattek Unanimously Elected WSPIA President for 2023

As part of the Wisconsin Seed Potato Improvement Association (WSPIA) Annual Meeting, held February 1, in Antigo, the WSPIA Board of Directors elected Matt Mattek of J.W. Mattek & Sons, Deerbrook, President for 2023. Mattek succeeds Roy Gallenberg of Gallenberg Farms, Inc., Bryant, who served as Board President in 2022. Jeff Suchon, Bushman’s Riverside Ranch, Inc., Crivitz, was elected Vice President; and Clover Spacek of Eagle River Seed Farm LLC, Eagle River, was elected Secretary/Treasurer. In addition to the three board officers, the other two directors on the WSPIA Board are Charlie Husnick, Baginski Farms, Antigo, and Andy Schroeder, Schroeder Brothers Farms, Inc., Antigo.
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