Professional Dairy Producers farm membership elected Janet Clark, of Eldorado, Wis., to a three-year term during its 26th annual PDPW Business Conference in Madison, Wis., on March 14-15. Incumbent directors Jay Heeg, Colby, Wis., and Dan Scheider, Freeport, Ill., were re-elected to the board. PDPW congratulates Linda White, Reedsburg, Wis., on her leadership to the board, completing her second and final three-year term.
Clark and her husband, Travis, have joined her family’s dairy operation, Vision Aire Farms LLC. She manages the financials and calf-care responsibilities for the 140-cow registered Holstein dairy farm.
Heeg owns and operates Heeg Brothers Dairy LLC with his brothers Mark and Gary. The farm milks about 1,000 Holstein cows and employs 21 full-time workers. Heeg also represents PDPW on the Wisconsin Beef Council Board.
Scheider is a fifth-generation dairy farmer on both sides of his family. With his parents, he milks 650 cows at Scheidairy Farms. Scheider currently serves as vice president of the Stephenson County Farm Bureau board.
White and her husband, Jerry, own and operate Kinnamon Ridge Dairy, along with their sons Ryan and Nathan. They have grown from a 50-cow farm to a 650-cow farm over the years, and attribute their success to their team of employees.
The PDPW board meets throughout the year to develop organization strategy and establish opportunities to advance its mission of building a unified and robust dairy industry, as well as providing best-in-class education to fellow dairy farmers across the nation.