The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation has a new name and a new look beginning in 2010, as it continues to serve as a fundraising mechanism for the dairy community education.
Previously named the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Education Foundation, contributors raised dollars for educational opportunities for dairy producers and others impacted by dairying—and this purpose remains the same. The name change simply communicates the national scope of the Foundation more clearly.
“The Foundation was established by Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) to allow dairy producers and other dairy professionals to give back to the industry they love,” says PDPW President Doug Knoepke.
Since 2002, PDPW has been a leading funding source of the Foundation, donating dollars and staff time from its operating budget each year.
“PDPW established the Foundation for the benefit of the entire industry, but our name did not clearly communicate our intent,” says Foundation Board Chair Judy Rupnow. “With our new brand in place, we are reaching out beyond Wisconsin for the benefit of all who are impacted by the dairy industry.
The Foundation is led by a five-member board that includes three dairy producers and two allied industry professionals.
Source: The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation