Brad Pfaff was selected as the secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) by Governor Tony Evers. Pfaff has spent most of his career working on behalf of Wisconsin farmers and rural residents at the local, state and federal level.
Pfaff grew up on his family’s dairy farm in La Crosse County. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and his master’s degree from George Mason University. Prior to his appointment, Pfaff was the deputy chief of staff to U.S. Representative Ron Kind. He has also served as the executive director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, overseeing the implementation of federal crop assistance programs, the Conservation Reserve Program, and federal farm loan programs.
Previously, Pfaff was a staff member for U.S. Senator Herb Kohl and served on the La Crosse County Board. Pfaff and his family live in Onalaska.