Brian Wickert - President & Producer
Brian Wickert is a biodynamic and organic vegetable farmer. He is a member of WI Farmers Union, a board member at Michael Fields Agriculture Institute and is currently serving as the Board President of the Fifth Season Cooperative. Brian works to establish new distributors for the co-op and is developing markets for industrial hemp production of CBD for our hemp grower members. Brian is most excited to be working with the multi-stakeholder co-op model at the Fifth Season Cooperative as he sees it as the future model of doing business everywhere. He is dedicated to working with the practices of biodynamic agriculture and supplies biodynamic preparations to other farmers through the region. Brian is married to Patty Wickert, together they have two grown sons and two grandchildren.
Justin Trussoni - Vice President & Producer
Matt Tradewell - Treasurer & Buyer
Matt Tradewell has worked for Mayo Clinic in La Crosse since 2000. At Mayo Clinic he has held positions in the Laboratory and Administration. He has been the Administrator for the Hospital, Emergency Department, Diagnostics and Nutrition and is currently serving Mayo Clinic as an Administrator for Surgical Services. He enjoys spending time hiking local trails, fishing and boating, downhill skiing and volunteering all with his wife and three children.
He has served on the Fifth Season Co-op board since 2016 and is currently serving as the Treasurer. Matt’s ties to Fifth Seasons mission and passion for supporting the people and environment that bring food to our table started with his childhood growing up on his grandparents farm and orchard in Southeast Wisconsin where he learned the importance of community and hard work.
Katie Sedbrook - Secretary & Buyer
Katie Sedbrook joined the board as Secretary in 2019, making her Fifth Season Cooperative’s newest board member. Katie has been in long term care since 2001, holding a license as a Certified Dietary Manager, and is currently the Culinary Service Supervisor at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville, WI. At Upland Hills, she oversees the Culinary Department with twenty one staff. Upland Hills Health strives to feature fresh, local produce on all their menus, serving meals for the hospital, nursing home, and cafeteria.
Kaite grew up on a farm near Montfort, WI, an experience that instilled in her the values and hard work farmers put into what they produce. She enjoys being able to help support her local farmers and businesses both as Culinary Service Supervior and being on the board for Fifth Season.