Camp joins CDI executive team
California Dairies, Inc. (CDI), the second largest dairy processing cooperative in the nation, announced that David Camp has joined its executive team as senior vice president and CFO. Camp, a certified public accountant, will be responsible for the financial, accounting, treasury, information technology and risk management functions within CDI. Based at CDI’s corporate headquarters in Visalia, Calif., he will report to CEO, Andrei Mikhalevsky.
Camp joins CDI with nearly 25 years of leadership experience as CFO and controller with expertise in the areas of audits, risk management and financial reporting. He was most recently with Roll Global, LLC, a globally integrated private farming and consumer packaged goods enterprise, where he was the vice president and group controller. His previous experience includes CFO at Technicolor Creative Services, head of internal audit at Novartis, director of internal audit at Kellogg Company, and audit manager at Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Camp is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and in finance.
Western Alfalfa Symposium videos, proceedings available
Videos, PowerPoint presentations and proceeding postings from the 2013 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium are now available on University of California Extension’s alfalfa and forage website. Topics covered during the event included hay price forecasts, dairy-industry developments, long-term trends for hay exports, pest management, water challenges facing Western producers, preventing hay fires and more.
Western Regional Dairy Challenge is Feb. 27-March 1
The Western Regional Dairy Challenge organizing committee has registered 67 dairy students from nine universities, representing five states and one Canadian province. The event will be held Feb. 27-March 1, headquartered atThe College of the Sequoias, Tulare, Calif.
Registered students and coaches hail from Washington State University, California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo, California State University-Fresno, Texas A & M University, University of Alberta, University of California-Davis, University of Idaho and Utah State University. For the first time, Oregon State University joins the competition.
At Dairy Challenge, each team of students puts textbook knowledge to the ultimate test – consulting for an actual dairy. Teams inspect an operating dairy, analyze farm data and conduct a question and answer session with farm owners. Then each team develops recommendations for nutrition, reproduction, milking procedures, animal health, housing and financial management. Teams will present their recommendations to farm owners, while being evaluated by a panel of five judges – including dairy producers, veterinarians, farm finance specialists and industry personnel. Western Regional Dairy Challenge is organized and administered by a volunteer committee of allied dairy industry.