Committees

WCMA's enthusiastic and productive member committees help to direct Association endeavors, from the development of policy positions to the categories judged at our Contests.  WCMA invites you to get involved today!

Contest Committee

Committee members devote hundreds of hours each year to planning and executing the World Championship Cheese Contest and the United States Championship Cheese Contest.

Interested? Contact Events Manager Kirsten Strohmenger.


Education Committee

This open, energetic group evaluates existing WCMA educational opportunities and shapes future programs. 

Interested? Contact Communications, Education, and Policy Director Rebekah Sweeney. 


Dairy Food Safety Alliance 

This new partnership between WCMA, the Center for Dairy Research, and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin offers members the latest in food safety education and regulatory resources.

Interested? Contact Events Manager Kirsten Strohmenger.


Supplier Committee

This group meets annually to review WCMA events, including the International Cheese Technology Expo, the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference, and the WCMA Golf Outing and Trap Shoot outing.

Interested? Contact Events Director Judy Keller


Policy Committee

This open group shapes WCMA’s policy initiatives and legislative agenda via annual meetings, conference calls, and frequent electronic updates.

Interested? Contact Communications, Education, and Policy Director Rebekah Sweeney. 


Recognition Committee

This committee meets annually to consider and recommend long-time industry leaders for honors from WCMA.

Interested? Contact Communications, Education, and Policy Director Rebekah Sweeney. 


Technology Committee

This open committee, now with more than 50 members, meets three times each year to explore regulatory and technical issues in the industry.

Interested? Contact Executive Director John Umhoefer.


Workforce Committee

This new, open group is designed for the industry’s human resources leaders, and will guide WCMA’s annual wage and benefits survey process, identify industry training needs, and work to promote careers in dairy processing.

Interested? Contact Communications, Education, and Policy Director Rebekah Sweeney.


Young Professionals

This committee, intended for individuals who are 40 years old or younger, hosts networking events designed not only to foster friendships, but to help the industry’s next generation learn more about their craft.

Interested? Contact Events Manager Kirsten Strohmenger.