Dave E. Daniels was elected to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Board of Directors in 2003 to represent District 1, which includes Kenosha, Racine, Walworth, Jefferson, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Washington counties. In 2019, Dave was elected vice president of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
Dave Daniels is part owner of Mighty Grand Dairy LLC, a multi-family dairy farm in Union Grove, that has 575 cows and raises 500 replacement heifers. To feed the animals they grow 1,150 acres of alfalfa, corn, soybeans, winter forage and winter wheat. The LLC was formed in 1997 to optimize the three families’ working capital and to have a better work schedule.
In 1977, Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in dairy science from UW-Madison. After college he returned to the family farm, which was purchased by his grandfather in 1933 and maintained farming with his father until the merger in 1997.
Dave is a graduate of Group II of the Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program. He serves on the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Farm Policy Committee and Dairy Committee, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Ag Producer Security Council and is a member of the Board of Visitors for UW-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and WFBF’s Policy Development Committee.
He serves on the Kenosha County Land and Water Resource Committee and was previously a director of Conserv FS Cooperative for more than 20 years. He is a former member of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Board.
Dave and his wife, Kim, live on the farm and are members of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and have two adult children: Tara (Josh) and Maxx (Erin).