Jahfetsons named MMPA’s Top Quality Award winner
Jacob and Elaine Jahfetson and family of Baraga, Mich. were named Michigan Milk Producers Association’s (MMPA) Top Quality Award Winners at MMPA’s annual meeting earlier this spring.
The Jahfetsons obtained the highest quality records in 2013 among the over 1,300 farms belonging to MMPA. The Jahfestons’ have received MMPA quality awards for the past 12 years.
MMPA is a milk marketing cooperative owned and controlled by dairy farmers in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.
MMPA leaders elected
The Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) board elected officers following the delegate meeting held earlier this spring. Elected were: President: Ken Nobis, St. Johns; Vice President: Bob Kran, FreeSoil; Treasurer: Mark Halbert, Battle Creek.
Board members re-elected during district meetings were: Tim Hood, Paw Paw, MMPA District 2; James Reid, Jeddo, District 7 (at-large position) and Bob Kran, Free Soil, MMPA District 11(now known as District 3.) Elected to his first term on the MMPA board was Tony Jandernoa, St. Johns, representing MMPA District 6. Rodney Daniels, Whittemore, was re-elected to an at-large, three-year term.
MMPA is a member owned and controlled milk marketing cooperative serving approximately 2,000 dairy farmers in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana.
Midwest dairy farmers elected to AMPI board
Brad Dejno, Jerry Geisler, Bob Hart and Dave Peterson were elected to the Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) board of directors during the AMPI Annual Meeting this spring.
Dejno and his wife, Jackie, farm in partnership with his parents, brother and sister-in-law near Independence, Wis. Their dairy farm is comprised of 270 Holstein cows, 130 head of youngstock and 500 acres. The couple has one daughter, Sydney.
Geisler and his wife, Amy, farm near Bruce, Wis., and have five children: Daniel, Karla, Claire, Casey and Emily. Their dairy farm is comprised of 55 Jerseys and 200 acres.
Hart and his wife, Shelly, farm 240 acres with Shelly’s mother, Linda Frederick, near Galesville, Wis. In addition to a milking herd of 65 Holstein and Brown Swiss cows, they also raise more than 80 dairy steers for their direct-market beef product business.
Peterson farms near Boyd, Wis., with his wife, Brenda, and son, Matthew. The couple also has one daughter, Laurie. Together they operate 340 acres of farmland and milk 65 Holsteins.
Reelected to the board of directors were Tom Jandt, Chetek, Wis.; Mark Kaeding, Augusta, Wis.; and Brad Nevin, Rice Lake, Wis.