Change was a consistent theme throughout Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.’s (DFA) 13th Annual Meeting. More than 1,300 members and industry guests convened for the meeting, which emphasized the Cooperative’s focus and determination to embrace the need for change in the dairy industry.
At the meeting, the 2011 Members of Distinction were introduced. Each year, the Cooperative honors one member farm from each of DFA’s seven regional Areas demonstrating exemplary vision, leadership and innovation in the dairy industry. The 2011 honorees included Ohio’s Spring-Run Farms, Shreve.
In addition, outgoing Board member Urban Mescher, Maria Stein, were recognized for his contributions to the Cooperative, and Chuck Moellendick, Pleasantville, was seated as an incoming director.