News Release

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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World Dairy Expo Announces New Board Leadership

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo held its annual Board of Director and Committee Meetings March 2 and 3 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Major stakeholder groups from across North America provided input and policy guidance for future Expos.

World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce new leadership for its Executive Committee. Newly elected officers include Alan Deming, President; Bill Hageman Jr., 1st Vice President; Debbie Crave, 2nd Vice President; Mike Hellenbrand, Secretary/Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair; Dean Hermsdorf, Commercial Exhibitor Committee Chair; Tom Morris, Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee Chair; Steve Larson, At-Large Director; Mike Holschbach, At-Large Director; Jeff Lyon, Ex-Officio and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP); and Scott Bentley, General Manager.

New members of the Board of Directors include Cliff Becker, representing Official Program publisher, Farm Journal/Dairy Today; Troy Esser, representing BouMatic; and Courtney Booth, representing the Purebred Breeders of World Dairy Expo.

World Dairy Expo also announced recently elected Commercial Exhibitor Committee members, Stefanie Bradley, ANIMART, Inc.; Lori Bocher, US Dairy Forage Research Council; Taylor Weisensel, Ag-Bag; Joe Coburn, The Coburn Company; Amanda Hannes, Cooperative Resources International; and Jenny Eighmy, Y-Tex Corporation. Dean Hermsdorf, ABS Global, was re-elected Commercial Exhibitor Committee Chair while Jane Griswold, Hoard’s Dairyman, was re-elected Vice Chair.

Expo welcomed Corey Geiger, Hoard’s Dairyman, as Youth Contest Representative to the Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee. Tom Morris, Tom Morris, Ltd., was re-elected Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee Chair. Bryan Voegeli was elected again to serve as Vice Chair.  

World Dairy Expo is the leading international dairy networking event. More than 70,000 dairy enthusiasts will travel from around the globe to experience the world-class cattle show and renowned Expo Trade Show September 29 through October 3, 2015 at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @WDExpo.

World Dairy Expo’s 2015 Executive Committee:

Front Row (L to R): Bill Hageman Jr., 1st Vice President; Debbie Crave, 2nd Vice President; Mike Hellenbrand, Secretary/Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair; and Alan Deming, President.
Back Row:
Steve Larson, At-Large Director; Tom Morris, Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee Chair; Jeff Lyon, (DATCP); Mike Holschbach, At-Large Director; Dean Hermsdorf, Commercial Exhibitor Committee Chair and Scott Bentley, World Dairy Expo General Manager.


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