New Board Members Also Seated

Dairy producer board members of Midwest Dairy Association have elected officers at the corporate level and in the organization's eight divisions. Jerry Messer, Richardton, N.D., will continue to lead the organization as corporate chairman. Allen Merrill, Parker, S.D., and Bill Siebenborn, Trenton, Mo., will extend their service as vice chairman and first vice chairman, respectively. The executive team is rounded out by secretary Ken Herbranson of Clitherall, Minn., and treasurer Dan Grunhovd of Gary, Minn. Elections took place at the Midwest Dairy Annual Meeting held in conjunction with a national dairy promotion forum in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Midwest Dairy Association Corporate Board Officers
Midwest Dairy Corporate Board Officers 2012-13: Front, left to right: Ken Herranson, Dan Grunhovd. Back, left to right: Jerry Messer, Allen Merrill. Not pictured: Bill Siebenborn.

New members elected to the Midwest Dairy Corporate Board include:
Kristine Spadgenske, Menagha, Minn.;
Gerrit Davelaar, Inwood, Iowa;
Doug Nuttelman, Stromsburg, Neb.; and
Byron Lehman, Newton, Kan.

Division officers and new members are as follows:Illinois Division
Chairman – Warren Pollard, Rockford;
Vice Chairman – Bill Deutsch, Sycamore;
Secretary – Ardath DeWall, Shannon; and
Treasurer – Don Ellingson, Poplar Grove.

Iowa Division
Chairman – G. Joe Lyon, Toledo;
Vice Chairman – Norbert Schmidt, Readlyn;
Secretary – Dan Hotvedt, Decorah; and
Treasurer – Larry Shover, Delhi.

New members on the Iowa Division Board include:
Harvey VanEss, Sanborn;
Paul Bodensteiner; West Union;
Gary Kregel, Guttenberg; and
Lee Maassen, Maurice.

Mo-Kan Division
Chairman – Byron Lehman, Newton, Kan.;
Vice Chairman – Steve Strickler, Iola, Kan.;
Secretary – Donna Telle, Uniontown, Mo.; and
Treasurer – Curtis Steenbock, Longford, Kan.

Minnesota Division
Chairman – Ken Herbranson, Clitherall;
Vice Chairman – Dan Grunhovd, Gary;
Secretary - Suzanne Vold, Glenwood; and
Treasurer – Ron Rinkel, Hillman.

The Minnesota Dairy Promotion Council, a quasi-governmental group with the same board members, elected the following:
Chairman – Kathleen Skiba, North Branch;
Vice Chairman – Charles Krause, Buffalo;
Secretary – Judy Hoffman, Waseca;
Treasurer – Christine Sukalski, LeRoy; and
Executive member at-large – Ron Rinkel, Hillman.

Nebraska Division
Chairman – Lowell Mueller, Hooper;
Vice Chairman – Deb Eschliman, Ericson; and
Secretary/Treasurer – Dean Engelman, Jansen.

New members on the Nebraska Division Board include:
Joyce Racicky, Mason City; and
Mary Temme, Wayne.
North Dakota Division
Chairman – Jerry Messer, Richardton;
Vice Chairman – Terry Entzminger, Jamestown;
Secretary – Rita Mosset, Linton; and
Treasurer – Lilah Krebs, Gladstone.

New ex-officio members on the North Dakota Division Board include:
Doug Hanson, representing Dean Foods; and
Paul Morlock, representing Cass-Clay.

Ozarks Division
Chairman – John Howerton, Berryville, Ark.;
Vice Chairman – Marilyn Calvin, Mt. Vernon, Mo.;
Secretary – Nathan Roth, Mountain Grove, Mo.; and
Treasurer – Tim Crawley, Gravette, Ark.
Alfred Million, Tahlequah, Okla., is a new member on the Ozarks Division Board.

South Dakota Division
Chairman – Jim Neugebauer, Dimock;
Vice Chairman – Susan Sybesma, Platte;
Secretary – Allen Merrill, Parker; and
Treasurer – Gary Jarding, Alexandria.

New members on the South Dakota Division Board include:
Dan Thyen, Waverly; and
Arlen Harvey, Ree Heights.