Radunz to lead Wisconsin Beef Council Board

The Wisconsin Beef Council Board of Directors elected new leadership to guide the Beef Checkoff program in the state.

Dr. Amy Radunz of Ellsworth, Wis. will lead the 23-member board as president for the next two years. Radunz is a beef cattle technical specialist and serves on the board through appointment by the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association. She also raises stocker cattle on her farm in Pierce County.

“I feel privileged to serve on the Wisconsin Beef Council Board and look forward to leading for the
next two years as President,” Radunz said. “We face a challenging next two years with less Beef Checkoff revenue due to lower cattle numbers, and therefore, it is important to oversee the investment of these checkoff dollars in programs that will continue to build beef demand.”

Radunz will also act as the Federation of State Beef Councils director on behalf of Wisconsin.

The board elected Curt Larson of Baraboo, Wis. as president-elect. Larson is the President and CEO of Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association. Travis Clark of Rosendale, Wis. accepted the position of secretary-treasurer. Clark represents FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative.

In addition to the officer team, the board elected committee chairs and two at-large members to
serve one-year terms on the Executive Committee.

Todd Cummings (Ogema), Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales – Consumer Information Committee
Brad Solchenberger (Cazenovia), Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales – Promotion Committee
Brady Klatt (Ladysmith), Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association – Producer Communications/Industry
Information Committee
Brady Zuck (Ladysmith), Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association – At-Large Member
Abdullah Hussaini (Baraboo), Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales – At-Large Member