NEW ULM, Minn. (March 30, 2017) — Dan Anderson, Holmen, Wis., has been elected to the Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) Board of Directors. The AMPI dairy farmer-owner took his seat on the board prior to the AMPI Annual Meeting this spring.
“Our board members’ collective expertise will be instrumental as we work together to continue to strengthen the co-op’s performance,” said AMPI Chairman of the Board Steve Schlangen, a dairy farmer from Albany, Minn.
The 19-member board is elected to represent the interests of fellow member-owners from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. Directors in two of AMPI's six divisions are elected each year to serve a three-year term.
Anderson and his wife, Karen, milk 250 cows on Rambling Contours Farm in west central Wisconsin. The couple has three children: Tyler, Steven and Lynsey. Anderson has served 26 years as an AMPI elected representative.
Reelected to the board were Tom Jandt, West Salem, Wis.; Mark Kaeding, Augusta, Wis.; Brad Nevin, Rice Lake, Wis.; and Dave Peterson, Boyd, Wis.
Two members retired from the board of directors. They were Bob Hart, Galesville, Wis., and Jerry Geisler, Bruce, Wis. Both served three years on the board.
AMPI is headquartered in New Ulm, Minn., and owned by dairy farm families from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. AMPI members marketed 5.5 billion pounds of milk, resulting in $1.6 billion in sales for the cooperative in 2016.
AMPI owns 10 Midwest-based manufacturing plants where 10 percent of the nation’s American-type cheese, butter, dried whey and sliced American cheese is produced. The cooperative’s award-winning cheese, butter and powdered dairy products are marketed to foodservice, retail and food ingredient customers.