Jan. 26 2017 09:34 AM

Drew Duncan Named Assistant General manager for National All-Jersey Inc.

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Drew Duncan, Ashville, Ohio, has been named Assistant General Manager for National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ), effective January 27, 2017.

Duncan will provide support for development and marketing of NAJ programs and services, economic analysis, customer service, and maintenance of membership and other company resources.

“Drew brings to NAJ a broad background and wealth of experience in the dairy industry,” said Erick Metzger, NAJ General Manager. “His knowledge of herd management, milk production and dairy product processing, plus business and personnel management experience, will be valuable assets to our membership.”

Involved in daily operations of the diversified family-owned Duncan Farms, Warsaw, Ohio, Drew provided care for the 200-head registered Holstein and Ayrshire herd that has earned state and national production awards and enjoyed success at shows and sales. He studied food business management with a minor in agricultural business at The Ohio State University, receiving his B.S. degree in 2014.

Duncan was hired as production manager for Velvet Ice Cream, Utica, Ohio, in 2014. In addition to overseeing daily duties of the production team, he delivered GMP and SOP training, worked with the plant manager in personnel management, and served as the company’s safety coordinator. For the past year, he has worked as SQF (Safe Quality Food) Practitioner, enforcing the plant’s HACCP plan, conducting daily lab tests of finished product, and working with regulatory agencies. He is a Class 1 Water Operator and HACCP Certified.

Drew and his wife, Elizabeth, were married in October. She holds an MBA degree from Ohio Dominican University and is employed by Nationwide Insurance.

National All-Jersey was formed in 1957 by the American Jersey Cattle Association, the oldest dairy breed registry organization in the United States. Its mission is to increase the value of and demand for Jersey milk and to promote equity in milk pricing. National All-Jersey Inc. is the only organization that represents milk marketing concerns for owners of a single dairy breed. For more information on the association’s complete line of services for dairy business owners, visit the website at NAJ.USJersey.com.