DBA Elects New Members to their Board of Directors

November 30, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Green Bay, Wisconsin --- Members of the Dairy Business Association (DBA) held an election for three positions on DBA’s Board of Directors during the 13th Annual Business Conference.  Each year the conference gives dairy producers an opportunity to listen to speakers, network with colleagues and recognize the work of pro-dairy legislators.

Dairy producer Jim Ostrom of Milk Source was elected to serve on DBA’s Board.  Jim is a partner with Milk Source, a dairy company with four dairies and one calf raising facility in Wisconsin.  Jim is one of the six founding members of DBA.  Jim started farming in 1994 with 180 cows.

Kevin Solum was also elected to serve a three year term on the Board.  Kevin and his wife Roxann own and operate Minglewood, Inc. a 780 dairy cow, 3,000 acre farm near Amery, Wisconsin.  Kevin has been farming since 1979 and a member of DBA since its inception in 2000.

Serving on the Board as a corporate member, Greg Steele, the Vice President of Agribusiness Capital with AgStar Financial Services, was re-elected for another three year term.  This will be Greg’s fifth term on the DBA Board and is an expert in finance, business planning and accounting.

“Our newly elected Board is ready to tackle the challenges that still face our dairy industry,” commented Laurie Fischer, DBA Executive Director.  “Each member on our Board brings a valuable set of skills, strengths and knowledge.  We look forward to working on policies and legislation to grow Wisconsin’s dairy industry.”

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The Dairy Business Association is an industry organization comprised of dairy producers, corporate as well as 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.