Maria Woldt Named Dairy Business Association Director of Industry Relations

The Dairy Business Association has hired Maria Woldt, a communications consultant with deep roots in agriculture, as the director of industry relations. Woldt will oversee initiatives designed to enhance the member-driven association’s engagement with corporate partners, agriculture groups and community organizations.

“Collaboration is so important to what we do and what we will need to do going forward to make sure the dairy community continues to thrive,” said Tim Trotter, DBA’s executive director. “Maria understands the power of partnerships and brings a strong mix of skills and background along with terrific passion for the future of Woldt comes to DBA with significant experience in nonprofit management, agriculture and education. For the past three years, she has been a communications consultant specializing in nonprofit organizations.”

Prior to her consulting career, Woldt worked in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she directed employer outreach efforts for Career Services. She resides in Sun Prairie with her husband, Nick, where they have a small dairy farm milking 55 registered Holstein cows.

“It’s a very important time for people engaged in dairy – farmers, businesses and fellow organizations. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to support DBA members as we enter the next chapter of the dairy journey in Wisconsin and beyond,” Woldt said.

Hiring a director of industry relations is one of several steps DBA is taking to focus on growth and improvement. For more information visit

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