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Our Committees

Education/Conference Committee

The Education/Conference Committee plans and executes WCO educational seminars and annual conference activities.

Co-Chair: Raymond Liska
Email: rj_liska@hotmail.com
Phone: 608-606-2735 (mobile)

Co-Chair: Bryce O'Leary
Email: boleary@localnet.com
Phone: 608-436-2843 (mobile)

Co-Chair: Kathy Vander Kinter
Email: kvanderkinter@gmail.com
Phone: 920-375-0569 (mobile)

Members:

  • Daryll Manthe
  • Matt Digman
  • Troy Meyer
  • Taylor Weisensel
  • Adam Danzinger
  • Tony Vande Yacht
  • Josh Harkenrider
  • Steve Lange
  • Alan Osterhaus
  • Al Deaton
  • Mike Endres
  • Leon Horning
  • Amantha Engle
  • Tim Meister
  • Michelle Der Bedrosian
  • Colin Skoronski
  • Bill Levers
  • Brian Luck
  • Derek Ducat

Scholarship & Awards Committee

The Scholarship and Awards Committee manages the WCO scholarship awards, professional development opportunities and grant programs as they arise.

Chair: Kevin Shinners
Email: kevin.shinners@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-263-0756 (office)

Members:

  • Adam Danzinger
  • Troy Meyer
  • Matt Digman
  • Justin Wendorf
  • Josh Harkenrider
  • Josh Bartholomew

Executive Committee

The officers president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer constitute the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee has the authority to conduct routine business during the interim between meetings of the board of directors.

Chair: Raymond Liska
Email: rj_liska@hotmail.com
Phone: 608-606-2735 (mobile)

Members:

  • Jesse Dvorachek
  • Josh Bartholomew
  • Isaac Lemmenes

Safety/Regulations Committee

The Safety and Regulations Committee plans and executes all events related to safety education. The committee also disseminates information to members related to regulations that impact custom farming.

Chair: Isaac Lemmenes
Email: ilemmenes@rbrauninc.com
Phone: 920-323-1986 (mobile)

Members:

  • Ray Liska
  • Kathy Vander Kinter
  • Cheryl Skjolaas
  • Derek Ducat
  • Bill Smith
  • Bryce O'Leary
  • Brian Luck
  • Jesse Dvorachek
  • Nicole Barlass

Newsletter/Media Committee

The Newsletter and Media Committee is responsible for several critical areas including newsletter, website, media relations, sponsorship, general communications and the WCO brand.

Chair: Josh Bartholomew
Email: jbartholomew@oxbocorp.com
Phone: 203-982-6101 (mobile)

Members:

  • Bryce O'Leary
  • Troy Meyer
  • Bill Smith
  • Isaac Lemmenes
  • Ray Liska
  • Pat Johnson
  • Jesse Dvorachek

Special Projects Committee

The Special Projects Committee manages projects that are administrative in nature, unique or one-time opportunities. The committee works in consultation with the president and the board of directors.

Chair: Matt Digman
Email: digman@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-616-0007 (mobile)

Members:

  • Kathy Vander Kinter
  • Troy Meyer
  • Josh Harkenrider
  • Jesse Dvorachek

Nomination/Recruitment Committee

The Nominating and Recruitment Committee is responsible for selecting one nominee for each vacant position on the board of directors. The committee is also responsible for membership.

Chair: Jesse Dvorachek
Email: dfillc.owner@gmail.com
Phone: 920-901-3991 (mobile)

Members:

  • Ray Liska
  • Troy Meyer
  • Kathy Vander Kinter
  • Bryce O'Leary
  • Derek Ducat

 

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