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DBA Elects New Leadership

Winn elected to board.

The Dairy Business Association held elections for their board of directors during the Annual Business Conference's annual meeting held on Thursday, Dec.4, in Madison.

"Once again, our membership has elected a profound group of industry leaders to the DBA board of directors. With combined experience from the production and corporate side, we are prepared to face the challenges that lie ahead for our $20.6 billion dairy industry," said DBA's Executive Director Laurie Fischer.

One member was re-elected, and two new members were voted on the board for three-year terms.
Jerry Meissner was re-elected to DBA's board of directors for a third term. Meissner owns Norm-E-Lane, Inc., a 2,000-cow operation near Chili with his brother David, son Josh, and nephew Jeremy. The farm has been in the Meissner family since 1950. He has been a DBA member for six years and began his term as president of the DBA board of directors in January 2008.

Newly elected to the board was dairy producer Jim Winn. Winn is a part-owner and manager of Cottonwood Dairy in South Wayne. He began farming in 1976 at the age of 19 and joined forces with his neighbors, Randy and Brian Larson in 1998. The team now milks 1,400 cows.

Also elected to the board was corporate member Jen Keuning, an environmental scientist at Conestoga-Rovers and Associates (CRA). For the past two years, she has worked with numerous dairy farms in Wisconsin on the management and coordination of dairy facility design projects, waste storage facility sizing and designing, nutrient management and the development of comprehensive nutrient management plans (CNMPs). Prior to joining the staff at CRA, Keuning worked the Kewaunee County Extension dairy agent.

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