The East Central/Select Sires board of directors has named Jerome Meyer of Viroqua as the new general manager for the 75-year-old artificial-breeding cooperative in southern Wisconsin. Meyer replaces retiring general manager Al Deming.
Meyer has been employed with East Central/Select Sires since 2014 as a dairy program manager overseeing employees and operations in the cooperative's western Wisconsin territory. A graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison, he previously worked for Holstein USA in the classification department, in addition to being an integral part of its training team. Meyer has judged cattle shows throughout the U.S. and is on the planning committee for the International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo.
"The board of directors is pleased to have Jerome Meyer as the new general manager of East Central/Select Sires," says Steve Abel, East Central/Select Sires board of directors president. "We look forward to working with Jerome to keep our cooperative as the leading supplier of high-quality dairy and beef genetics in our market area."
Retiring general manager Al Deming adds: "I'm very pleased the board, after a very complete interview process, has chosen Jerome to lead East Central/Select Sires in the years ahead. Jerome has earned the respect of the East Central employees while working as our western area dairy program manager. He is a very talented young man and will be an excellent general manager for the cooperative's members and employees. Jerome, along with the rest of our management team, will do a great job in guiding this organization in the years ahead."
Starting in early January, Meyer will work closely with Deming to learn the structure, financials and regular activities associated with the general manager position, providing the new general manager with solid footing to take off from. Deming will officially retire in July.
Source: East Central/Select Sires