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

  • Director of Operations: Kim Kowieski
  • 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
  • Receptionist: Lisa Barnes
  • Receptionist: Janelle Liermann
  • Gift Shop Attendant: Darlene Propson
  • Gift Shop Attendant: Lisa Hall

“Our goal is to take visitors 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, Lakeshore Technical College
  • David Dvorak, Dvorak's Elk Haven
  • Nic Schoenberger, Greendale Dairy
  • Dean Strauss, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
  • Eugene Neuser, Retired
  • Gail Temme, Grotegut Dairy Farm
  • Jon Eis, Eis Implement
  • Karl Klessig, Saxon Homestead Farm
  • Peter Kappelman, Meadow Brook Dairy Farms
  • Sheila Schetter, Lakeshore Technical College
  • Rolf Johnson, Wisconsin Maritime Museum
  • Sheryl Nehls, Retired
  • Dan Natzke, Retired
  • Roxanna Strawn, Retired
Current Employment Opportunities:

Executive Director

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