Congratulations to Angie Coburn, Mike Hellenbrand, Steve Larson and Bryan Voegeli, the new members of the World Dairy Expo’s Board of Directors.
Angie Coburn serves as Procurement Manager for Genex Cooperative, Inc./CRI of Shawano, Wis. She has been with the company for fourteen years, and is currently responsible for all bull and embryo acquisitions while overseeing their GENESIS nucleus program. With a degree is Dairy Science from Virginia Tech, she has been active on the NAAB Dairy Sire Evaluation Committee, AJCA Type Advisory Committee, and the Virginia Tech Dairy Science Alumni Association. Coburn has also been involved with the Pennsylvania All-American and WDE’s Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contests.
Mike Hellenbrand and his wife Linda, own and operate City Slickers Farm in Cross Plains, Wis. With a degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Hellenbrand began his career in the banking business in Madison. He later ran the Mortgage Securities Group for a Wall Street firm in New York City for 10 years and also developed a consulting firm while there, providing services to a number of financial firms throughout the country. Following the events of September 11, 2001, he and Linda decided to reenter the agricultural industry. They now manage an intensive embryo transfer business, currently implanting approximately 1,000 dairy embryos annually. City Slickers’ Farming operation consists of 250 recipients and 350 ET animals that are primarily owned in partnership arrangements.
Steve Larson has been with Hoard’s Dairyman in Fort Atkinson, Wis. since 1969. Since 1998, he has served as Managing Editor, and now directs the editorial content and production of the international dairy magazine. Besides his editorial responsibilities, Steve also prepares Washington News and the magazines’ coverage of milk marketing and dairy policy, dairy product promotion, feeding and nutrition, and mastitis and herd health. In addition, he works with the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm, consisting of 350 registered Guernseys and Jerseys on 530 acres. Larson serves on a number of industry advisory boards. He holds degrees from Kansas State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and his wife, Leota, have five children.
Bryan Voegeli is the fifth generation to operate Voegeli Farm, Inc., in Monticello, Wis. Registered Brown Swiss cattle have been on the farm since 1895. Today, Voegeli manages a milking herd of 200 registered Brown Swiss and works about 1,100 acres of cropland. A 1981 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a degree in Dairy Science, he has served on the Wisconsin State Brown Swiss Board of Directors for sixteen years. He also served as State Brown Swiss President for five years and as a National Director for the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders Association of the USA for six-years. Currently, Voegeli is a member of the Equity and Cheese Committee for the Brown Swiss Association and a member of the WDE Dairy Cattle Exhibitors Committee.
Source: World Dairy Expo