Meet our team!

The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center would not be possible without our dedicated team and board of directors. They are the ones who help make the discovery center such a special place to visit, learn and explore.

Our Team

  • Executive Director: Patty Lehn
  • Director of Marketing & Development: Angel Johanek
  • Director of Education & Programming: Melissa Bender
  • Director of Guest Services: Katie Kracht
  • Land O’Lakes Birthing Barn Manager: Katelyn Wade

“Our goal is to take our guests beyond the barn and educate how Wisconsin agricultural producers make food, fiber and fuel-safely, humanely and sustainably.”

Board of Directors

  • President: Julie Maurer, Soaring Eagle Dairy
  • Vice-President: Roger Sinkula, Investors Community Bank
  • Vice-President: Scott Gunderson, UW Extension- Manitowoc County
  • Treasurer: Sandy Hardrath, Ansay & Associates
  • Secretary: Laurie Schetter, Greenstone Farm Credit Service
  • Connie Loden, The New North Inc.
  • Craig Lallensack, Lallensack Farms
  • David Dvorak, Dvorak's Elk Haven
  • Nic Schoenberger, Greendale Dairy
  • Randy Ebert, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
  • Eugene Neuser, Retired
  • Jon Eis, Eis Implement
  • Karl Klessig, Saxon Homestead Farm
  • Sheila Schetter, Lakeshore Technical College
  • Sheryl Nehls, Retired
  • Dan Natzke, Retired
Current Employment Opportunities:


Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center is recognized as a non-profit organization per the Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3.

2015 - 990 Form
2016 - 990 Form