Dairy Promotion Board Officers Elected

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DMI_logo_stacked_600r The following dairy farmers have been announced announced as officers by the Leaders of Dairy Management Inc.™, the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA). The elections were held during the 2015 annual meeting of NDB, UDIA and the National Milk Producers Federation.

DMI officers:
Chair – Paul Rovey, Glendale, Ariz.
Vice Chair – Marilyn Hershey, Cochranville, Penn.
Secretary – David “Skip” Hardie, Lansing, N.Y.
Treasurer – Larry Hancock, Muleshoe, Texas

DMI manages the national dairy checkoff program. The organization is funded by the NDB and UDIA, and works to increase demand for dairy through efforts in research, education and innovation.

NDB officers:
Chair – Zach Myers, Jonesville, N.C.
Vice Chair – Harold Howrigan, Jr., Sheldon, Vt.
Secretary – Larry Shover, Delhi, Iowa
Treasurer – Carol Ahlem, Hilmar, Calif.

NDB is a 38 member leadership board that carries out coordinated promotion and research programs to help build demand and expand domestic and international markets for dairy products.

UDIA officers:
Chair – Neil Hoff, Windthorst, Texas
1st Vice Chair – Tom Dorsey, Caldwell, Idaho
2nd Vice Chair, American Dairy Association® (ADA) – Tom Woods, Gage, Okla.
2nd Vice Chair, National Dairy Council® (NDC) – Jerry Messer, Richardton, N.D.
2nd Vice Chair, UDIA Member Relations – Don Gurtner, Fremont, Ind.
Secretary – Jim Reid, Jeddo, Mich.
Treasurer – Allen Merrill, Parker, S.D.

The UDIA serves as the federation of state and regional dairy checkoff-funded promotion organizations, overseen by a board comprised of dairy farmers elected by the respective boards of their member organizations. The marketing programs provided by the association are developed and implemented in coordination with its members.