Posted: October 11, 2012
Congratulations to the five new appointees to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board! All appointees’ terms will begin Nov. 1 and end Oct. 31, 2015.
Newly appointed members are: Lawrence A. Hancock, Texas; Lanette M. Harsdorf, Wis.; Edward J. Jasurda, Wis.; David Veenhouwer, Idaho; and Marilyn K. Hershey, Pa.
Reappointed to serve second terms were: George Marsh, Ore.; Ray S. Prock, Jr., Calif.; Arlene J. Vander Eyk, Calif.; Paul A. Fritsche, Minn.; Mark E. Erdman, Ill.; Susan D.K. Troyer, Ind.; and Ronald R. McCormick, N.Y.
The board was established under the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983, as amended, to develop and administer a coordinated program of promotion, research and nutrition education. The 38-member board is authorized to design programs that strengthen the dairy industry’s position in the marketplace.
The Secretary of Agriculture selected the appointees from nominations submitted by eligible producer organizations, general farm organizations, and qualified dairy products promotion, research or nutrition education programs.