2014 Annual Meeting: Wednesday, March 19

Dairy Farmers of America’s 16th Annual Meeting resumed Wednesday with industry updates from Jim Mulhern, president and chief executive officer of National Milk Producers Federation, and Tom Gallagher, chief executive officer of Dairy Management Inc.

The business session of the meeting included the Treasurer’s Report, delivered by Jerrel Heatwole, vice chairman and Northeast Area Council chairman, and the Audit Report, given by Doug Nuttelman, vice chairman and Central Area Council chairman.

The reports were followed by the reading and vote on resolutions up for consideration. After voting, President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Smith moderated a question and answer session with senior staff members including; John Wilson, senior vice president and chief fluid marketing officer; Alex Bachelor, senior vice president and general counsel; Jackie Klippenstein, vice president of industry and legislative affairs; Joel Clark, senior vice president of accounting; Pat Panko, senior vice president and chief operating officer of fluid milk and ice cream; Mark Korsmeyer, executive vice president; Monica Massey, senior vice president of corporate affairs; and Doug Glade, executive vice president of Global Dairy Products Group.