Tuesday, December 06, 2011
DBA Re-Elects Meissner, Winn and Keuning to Board of Directors

Green Bay, Wisconsin --- Last week, the members of the Dairy Business Association (DBA) gathered in Madison for the 12th Annual Business Conference.  Among speakers, educational opportunities and networking, three elections for the DBA Board of Directors were held.


“During our conference, we had speakers talk about the window of opportunity that has recently opened,” commented Laurie Fischer, Executive Director of DBA.  “This newly elected board is ready to advocate for policies that will allow the dairy industry to take hold of those opportunities and grow our economy.”


Jerry Meissner was re-elected to the board for his fourth term.  He owns and operates Norm-E-Lane, Inc. with his brother David, son Josh and nephew Jeremy.  They farm 4,600 acres and milk 2,000 cows near Chili, Wisconsin.


Jim Winn of Cottonwood Dairy was re-elected for a second term.  Jim and his partners milk 1,600 cows and farm over 2,100 acres near South Wayne, Wisconsin.  Jim has been farming since 1976.


Jennifer Keuning was also re-elected for a second term.  Ms. Keuning is an Environmental Scientist with Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA).  She works with farmers on the management/coordination of facility design projects, waste storage facility sizing and design, nutrient management and development of Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans.


Pictured are the DBA Board of Directors: Greg Steele, AgStar Financial Services; Gordon Speirs, Shiloh Dairy, LLC; Dr. Gordie Jones; Central Sands Dairy; Mike North, First Capitol Ag; Mike Gerrtis, Country Aire Farms; Jim Winn, Cottonwood Dairy; John Pagel, Pagel’s Ponderosa; Jerry Meissner, Norm-E-Lane, Inc.; Jen Keuning, Conestoga Rovers & Associates; and Laurie Fischer, DBA Executive Director.  Officers will be selected at the Board’s next meeting.


About DBA

The Dairy Business Association is an industry organization comprised of dairy producers, corporate and allied industry supporters. DBA promotes the growth and success of all dairy farms in Wisconsin by fostering a positive business and political environment. For more information about DBA, please visit our website at www.widba.com.