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Southeast Milk, Inc. (SMI) is very excited to announce some restructuring of its farm supply & service division. Effective Monday, May 3, 2021, Shawn Dyal has been hired to lead its farm supply division.

Shawn comes to SMI with years of experience in the farm supply and service industry, including a prior stint as SMI’s Director of Supply. Under Shawn’s previous term as Director, the farm supply business’s performance flourished. Upon leaving SMI, Shawn joined IBA, serving as an Area Sales Manager and Dairy Specialist for the past 5 years.

At every stop in his career, Shawn has demonstrated an ability to lead and a drive for continuous improvement. He will oversee all farm supply operations within the cooperative, including its warehouses and retail store locations in Okeechobee, FL and Mayo, FL.

“Shawn brings a wealth of knowledge and extensive network of relationships with farmers & manufacturers – both in dairy and beyond – that will serve the members of Southeast Milk well. His return is one I know will be met with many happy dairy farmers across our membership. With his expertise of the industry and on-farm practices, we expect to be the premier farm supply & service company within the southeastern United States,” says Todd Proffitt, SMI CEO.

OUR STORY: As a farmer-owned dairy cooperative, Southeast Milk, Inc.'s primary focus is on Our Farms, Our Communities, and Our Consumers. We support our family-owned farms so they may focus on feeding a growing population with fresh, real, wholesome, nutritious, and delicious milk & dairy products from healthy & comfortable cows. Our sustainable farming practices not only strengthen & enrich our local communities, they preserve our natural resources and farming legacies for generations to come.