DBA Honors Governor Walker as Leader of the Year

November 29, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Green Bay, Wisconsin --- The Dairy Business Association (DBA) awarded Governor Scott Walker with their annual Leadership Award during their 13th Annual Business Conference.  DBA is a statewide organization of dairy producers, processors and allied corporate members that work together to create and support a strong dairy industry for today’s dairy producers and future generations.

Over Governor Walker’s two years in office, he has shown a strong commitment to growing milk production in Wisconsin through the creation of the Dairy 30x20 Initiative.  This program was designed to assist new dairy farmers enter the industry and current farmers become more efficient or grow their businesses.

Governor Walker has also enacted policies that ensure regulatory rules are based in peer reviewed science and do not go beyond the intent of the state legislature.  These policies are extremely important to limit the high cost of implementing systems or practices that have little to no proven environmental benefits. 

“Governor Walker has been a true champion of our state’s dairy industry by enacting bold reforms that have aided not only dairy but all sectors of our economy,” commented Jerry Meissner, DBA Board President. “Governor Walker has done so much in a short period of time to advance Wisconsin’s largest agriculture sector.  It was my honor to present the 2012 DBA Leadership Award and recognize the great achievements of Governor Scott Walker.”

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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.