FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative welcomed Bill Burri to their team recently, fulfilling a position within the Family Dairies USA division. Burri will serve as a field representative for northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
A fourth generation cheesemaker, Burri is very familiar with the dairy industry. In 1978, he earned his cheesemaker's license and began making cheese out of Central Cheese and Butter Cooperative in Rice Lake. He eventually transitioned into a field representative role, servicing farms for S&R Cheese (now known as Sartori Foods) in Plymouth.
In 1990, he joined White Clover Dairy — Arla Foods where worked as a field service manager. His responsibilities there taught him more detailed management skills, working with a diverse team of field personnel and milk truck haulers. He most recently has been making cheese at Land O'Lakes in Kiel.
Through these experiences, he realized that he most enjoys working with farmers, helping them achieve high quality milk production and to reach their business goals.
Burri knows quality — on both ends of the spectrum. Not only has he worked with quality milk by creating quality cheeses, but he's worked with dairy farmers on addressing issues and finding long-term solutions.
Burri brings valuable experience and unique management skills to this position, combined with his eager attitude to get back in the field working with dairy farmers.
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