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Jamie Johansen


  • Will Hoenike has joined United Dairymen of Idaho as a consumer confidence manager. In addition to promoting the state’s dairy industry through events and publicity, Hoenike will manage the organization’s website and social media presence. In other Idaho dairy news: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed Kim Korn to serve a three-year term on the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, and Dan Gilbert was elected to the United Dairy Industry Association’s board of directors.
  • Dustin Baker has been hired as manager of production issues for the National Pork Producers Council, covering the farm bill and marketing and pork economics. He is in NPPC’s Washington, D.C., office, reporting to Nick Giordano, NPPC’s vice president and counsel for global government affairs.
  • Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and eight local dairy farm families celebrated the one-year anniversary of Craigs Station Creamery, a unique milk plant located in Livingston County, New York. The creamery is a first-of-its-kind facility, which combines the resources from DFA, along with sustainable and environmentally friendly technology and the traditional goodness of family farming.
  • CRV announced that Suzanne Carlson has joined the US-based product and sales team as Marketing Communications Manager. She is responsible for developing and generating US-based sales leads, and will work with all levels of the organization to develop marketing communications strategies.
  • SCR Dairy has announced that Steven Pavelski will serve as their Field Training and Customer Support Manager. Steve will work directly with SCR’s U.S. dairy customers and members of their management team to maximize the benefits of SCR’s rumination and activity monitoring.
  • The National Mastitis Council (NMC) will host its 55th Annual Meeting, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel in Glendale, Arizona.
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