Wisconsin Ag Secretary Brancel Enthusiastic Agvocate

Chuck Zimmerman

On opening day we had two secretaries of agriculture at World Dairy Expo. Yesterday the focus was on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. He was introduced by Wisconsin’s Secretary of Agriculture, Ben Brancel. Today, let’s hear from him. I actually ran into Secretary Brancel in the exhibit hall and was able to visit with him. He was just great to talk with and hear about some of his travels that include a successful trade trip to China.

Secretary Brancel is an enthusiastic spokesperson for Wisconsin agriculture. He says that half of the state’s ag industry is based on dairy, $26.5 billion! He calls World Dairy Expo the world market place for dairy. He has visited with international visitors from numerous countries already. Listen to him talk about the industry in my conversation with him.

You can listen to my interview with Secretary Brancel here: Interview with WI Sec. of Ag Ben Brancel

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