Jamie Mara, 920-209-3990,
MADISON, Wis. (Jan. 18, 2017) – Members of the Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative elected directors at the group’s annual business meeting during the third annual Dairy Strong 2017: The Journey Forward conference Jan. 18 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.
Members elected Randy Hallet, owner of Hallet Dairy Farm LLC in Casco, and re-elected Jerry Meissner, owner of Norm-E-Lane Inc. in Chili, to the DBMMC board.
In addition to running his dairy farm with his son. Hallet is chairman of the Kewaunee County Board of Adjustments and the Casco Town Zoning of Appeals Board. He is also a member of the Kewaunee County Ground Water Task Force and has served as a delegate for both Genex and Accelerated Genetics. Hallet originally served on the DBMMC’s board when the organization started.
Meissner, a lifelong dairy farmer, was integral in the development of DBMMC and has served on the board since it started. He has also been a leader in Dairy Business Association and various community boards. Meissner has testified at hearings for policies that benefit dairy farmers in both Madison and Washington D.C.
Board officers remain unchanged: John Pagel, president; Todd Doornink, vice president; Jim Winn, secretary; and Mitch Davis, treasurer.