Wisconsin Farmers Union President Sue Carlson is stepping down effective this Wednesday, September 30th. Carlson, who has been president of the organization since 2003, recently married North Dakota Farmers Union President Robert Carlson. The couple is going to reside in Jamestown, North Dakota.
The WFU board has named Doug Caruso to replace Carlson. Caruso had been the CEO of the WFU’s Wisconsin Farmers Specialty Cheese Company from 2003 until earlier this year when he was appointed to head up the U.S. Farm Service Agency. Citing differences of opinion with how FSA should be run, Caruso resigned that position in July and returned to Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Farmers Union president serves as the organization’s full-time chief executive.