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Members of the Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative elected two directors at the annual business meeting during the Dairy Strong 2016: Partners in Progress conference at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.

Brody Stapel, a managing partner at Double Dutch Dairy in Cedar Grove, Wis., and Jim Winn, co-owner of Cottonwood Dairy in South Wayne, Wis., will serve three-year terms on DBMMC's board of directors. Stapel is new to the board. Winn was re-elected.

The outgoing director is Ken Verhasselt of Verhasselt Farms, Kaukauna.

Stapel has served on other boards, including the Sheboygan County Dairy Promotion and at his church. A newer cooperative member, he's looking forward to contributing to the board and helping to make positive changes for farmers at the national level.

Winn is a founding member of the DBMMC and has served on the board since its inception. He supports DBMMC because it saves dairy farmers significant amounts of money in regards to co-op dues. Winn said the money spent on major policy issues has helped dairy farmers.

The Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative works to ensure positive results for today and tomorrow's dairy producers by providing leadership on federal policy issues. Founded in 2010, DBMMC aims to be a positive influence within the dairy industry by collaborating and building consensus with other dairy and agricultural groups.

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