World Dairy Diary

DBA Elects New Board Members

Congratulations to the new board of director members for the Dairy Business Association (DBA).

Dairy farmer Jim Ostrom of Milk Source was elected to serve on DBA’s Board. Jim is a partner with Milk Source, a dairy company with four dairies and one calf raising facility in Wisconsin. Jim is one of the six founding members of DBA. Jim started farming in 1994 with 180 cows.

Kevin Solum was also elected to serve a three year term on the Board. Kevin and his wife Roxann own and operate Minglewood, Inc. a 780 dairy cow, 3,000 acre farm near Amherst, Wisconsin. Kevin has been farming since 1979 and a member of DBA since its inception in 2000.

Serving on the Board as a corporate member, Greg Steele, the Vice President of Agribusiness Capital with AgStar Financial Services, was re-elected for another three year term. This will be Greg’s fifth term on the DBA Board and is an expert in finance, business planning and accounting.

“Our newly elected Board is ready to tackle the challenges that still face our dairy industry,” commented Laurie Fischer, DBA Executive Director. “Each member on our Board brings a valuable set of skills, strengths and knowledge. We look forward to working on policies and legislation to grow Wisconsin’s dairy industry.”

Source: The Dairy Business Association