On June 1st, Gov. Tony Evers appointed Randy Romanski to serve as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Romanski had served as Interim Secretary of the agency since November 2019.
Wisconsin’s agriculture industry reacted to the news with strong praise of Roamnski.
Wisconsin Farmers Union is pleased to hear of Gov. Evers’ appointment of Randy Romanski as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP). The family farm organization supports approval of the appointment by the legislature when it next convenes.
“With his history of public service and depth of experience, Randy is well-suited to the role of agriculture secretary,” said Wisconsin Farmers Union President Darin Von Ruden. “He has been a steady leader in the recent turbulent times, helping to pull the agricultural community together as we grapple with the impacts of COVID-19. We look forward to continuing to work with Secretary Romanski on programs that improve life for family farmers throughout Wisconsin.”
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President Joe Bragger also applauded the move, saying “Wisconsin Farm Bureau looks forward to continuing to work with Mr. Romanski, just as we did while he was serving as Interim DATCP Secretary, to support Wisconsin agriculture. Many in our agricultural community have faced unthinkable challenges during the last few months. We plan to continue working with Secretary-Designee Romanski, DATCP and other stakeholders to support our farmers to the best of our ability.”
Across his 30-year career in public service, Romanski has held leadership roles across various Wisconsin state agencies. He previously served as both the deputy secretary and secretary at DATCP under former Gov. Jim Doyle.