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Members of the Dairy Business Association re-elected three members to fill open positions on its board of directors today at the group’s annual business meeting at DBA’s Dairy Strong conference.

The three directors:

  • Amy Penterman

    Amy Penterman, DBA’s president-elect, owns and operates Dutch Dairy in Thorp with her husband. Penterman also has worked as a crop insurance agent for 19 years and was in farm lending for 15 years.
  • Lee Kinnard

    Lee Kinnard, the group’s secretary, who owns and operates Kinnard Farms in Casco with his family, is a board member for Peninsula Pride Farms, a farmer-led watershed conservation group in Kewaunee and southern Door counties. He also played a leading role in the formation of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance and serves on its newly formed board of directors.
  • Jack Hippen

    Jack Hippen is the North America manager for STgenetics and has been involved in the dairy equipment and dairy genetics industries for 25 years.

Other board members: Tom Crave, president; Steve Bodart, treasurer; Paul Fetzer; Kevin Collins; Greg Siegenthaler; Bob Nagel; and Mike North, president emeritus.

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About the DBA:

The Dairy Business Association is a nonprofit organization comprised of Wisconsin dairy farmers, milk processors, vendors and business partners who work to ensure that Wisconsin dairy farmers of all sizes have the support they need to thrive in the state’s economy, communities and food supply chain. The integrated approach is a unique model that fosters collaboration and innovation for the collective good. The association’s core work is advocating for sensible state laws and regulations that affect the dairy community. For more information, visit