New Members Elected to Nat'l Dairy Board

John Davis

More leadership positions have been announced at the dairy industry’s recent annual meeting of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) in Grapevine, Texas. The following dairy farmers were named as officers to DMI: Chair – Paul Rovey, Glendale, Ariz. Vice Chair – Marilyn Hershey, Cochranville, Penn. Secretary …

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MN Dairy Farmer Honored with Lyng Award

John Davis

Minnesota dairy farmer Glen Schroeder has been honored as the 2014 recipient of the Richard E. Lyng Award for his extensive contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion. The award was handed out at the Joint National Dairy Board/National Milk Producers Federation/United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) Annual Meeting in Grapevine, Texas. “Glen Schroeder served as a founding farmer for dairy …

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DBA Announces Leadership Expansion

Jamie Johansen

The Dairy Business Association (DBA) is a statewide organization that stands in the center of Wisconsin’s $26-billion-per year milk industry. Comprised of representatives from all aspects of the industry, DBA is focused on understanding, anticipating and influencing the policy landscape that will drive Wisconsin’s dairy-based economy. As one of the largest producers of milk and dairy products in the world, …

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Milking Parlor: Small Influencers and Big Consumers

John Davis

The dairy industry is trying to win over small groups of influencers… and large groups of consumers as well. In this edition of the Milking Parlor, we talk with Stacy Dohle from the Midwest Dairy Association and Dairy Management Incorporated to hear how they are trying to win over those influencers, such as nutritionists, to the value dairy products have …

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Dairy Industry Innovates Change in Fluid Milk

Jamie Johansen

Milk does the body good! But that household phrase doesn’t mean consumers are drinking as much as they used to. The demand for milk has decreased, but the dairy industry is hard at work to make that change. Thanks to partnerships with Dairy Checkoff, you might be seeing lactose free or higher protein milk on shelves. Or different flavors and …

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Dairy Checkoff Working at Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

Dairy farmer representatives of the National Dairy Board were working as hard as the dairy checkoff does here the first day of the World Dairy Expo. I had the opportunity to chat with NDB chairman Paula Meabon of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin producer and representative on the board Randy Roecker about some of the dairy checkoff funded programs that they are …

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USDA Appoints Dairy Board Members

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of 12 members to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. All appointees will serve 3-year terms beginning immediately. Newly appointed to the board are: George E. Marsh, Oregon (Region 1); Ray S. Prock, California (Region 2); Arlene J. Vander Eyk, California (Region 2); Brian W. Esplin, Idaho (Region 3); Neil A. …

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USDA Announces Dairy Board Members

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA has announced the appointment of eight new members and reappointment of five incumbents to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. Newly appointed were: John B. Fiscalini, Modesto, Calif. (Region 2, shortened term); Ronald E. Shelton, Greeley, Colo. (Region 3); Harold A. Wick, Austin, Colo. (Region 3); Byron A. Lehman, Newton, Kan. (Region 4); Kenton W. Holle, Mandan, N.D. …

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