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2024 Joint Industry Meeting With Wisconsin DNR

2024 Joint Industry Meeting With Wisconsin DNR

Join this special event on-site or live online!

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)

* Registration open until 3/12/24 at 12:00 PM (CST)

Event Details

Join Us! 

Join us Wednesday, March 13, 2024, for the 11th annual joint meeting with Wisconsin DNR. Our state regulators gather with members of Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association and Midwest Food Products Association to discuss environmental issues of the day.

All on-site registrants are asked to pay a $55 fee to attend, which includes a catered lunch. Registrants should arrive for check-in starting at 9:30 a.m. (CT).

Those who wish to attend virtually can register for the meeting at a reduced rate of $35. Virtual attendees will receive an individual Zoom link to join the programming beginning at 10:00 a.m. (CT). 

Click the blue Register Now button above to register!


March 13
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Register and Networking
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM Welcome and Introductions Mark Aquino, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Wisconsin DNR
Jason Culotta, President, Midwest Food Products Association
John Umhoefer, Executive Director, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
10:10 AM - 10:20 AM DNR Overview Jason Knutson, Wastewater Section Chief, Water Quality, Wisconsin DNR
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM Industry Overview John Umhoefer, WCMA and Jason Culotta, MWFPA
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM ACL Guidance Review Update Zach Watson, Hydrogeologist, Wastewater Permits, Wisconsin DNR & Nicholas Huettl, Principal Engineer, Applied Science Inc.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fertilizer Designation for Industrial Nutrients Update Tim Ryan, Field Operations Director, Wisconsin DNR & Dave Crass, Partner, Michael Best Attorneys
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch Break
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM PFAS in Wisconsin: Current Legislation; Sampling within WPDES Permits; Strategy for Land Application of Biosolids Nate Willis, Wastewater Engineer, Wisconsin DNR 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Tests: Current Challenges and Best Practices to avoid WET Test Failures and Noncompliance Issues Patrick Poirier, President, EC Testing, Superior, WI & Kari Fleming, Program Manager, Environmental Toxicologist, Wisconsin DNR
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM ATCP 50 Rule Revisions: Soil & Water Resource Management Tim Anderson, Bureau Director, WDATCP Bureau of Land & Water Resources
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Wisconsin’s Water Quality Trading Clearinghouse is Ready for Use Chris Murphy, Clearinghouse Manager, Wisconsin Water Quality Trading Clearinghouse LLC
3:00 PM Adjourn
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John Umhoefer
John Umhoefer
Executive Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association