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Charlie Garrison

The 62nd annual meeting of National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ), will be held virtually at 2:00 p.m (EDT) on Friday, June 26, 2020. Members will elect a Director from District #5, receive reports of the officers and General Manager and consider any other business that may properly come before the meeting.

The latest on national dairy policy, the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, prospects for additional federal assistance legislation, trade policy and agreements and the agriculture workforce modernization legislation will be discussed by Charlie Garrison, founder and president of The Garrison Group LLC, during the NAJ annual meeting.

Founded in 1997, The Garrison Group is a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs firm specializing in food, agriculture and energy policy and communications. Garrison provides regular briefings on legislative affairs to the NAJ Board of Directors and coordinated the three Congressional fly-ins organized for NAJ and AJCA members since 2014.

Garrison was raised on a central Indiana dairy and row crop farm and earned a B.S. in Animal Science from Purdue University. After 10 years as a partner in the family farm, he accepted a staff position in Chicago with the Beef Industry Council, the checkoff¬ funded promotion and research arm of the beef industry that is now part of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. While in Chicago he studied at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. In 1992, Garrison moved to Washington, D.C. to create the position of Director of Industry Relations for the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. He remained in that role during and after the merger of the National Dairy Board staff and programs into Dairy Management Inc. (DMI).

To view the complete agenda of the virtual meeting, click here.

For a list of sponsors and information to join the meeting, click here.

National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ) was formed December 9, 1957 by the American Jersey Cattle Association, the oldest dairy breed registry organization in the United States. NAJ’s mission is two-fold: to increase the value of and demand for Jersey milk and to promote equity in milk pricing. It is the only organization that represents milk marketing concerns for owners of a single dairy breed. It functions cooperatively with the AJCA by sharing several Directors, Officers, and staff personnel, and occupies joint headquarters offices in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.