Deming retires following 40-year career with East Central/Select Sires

Wisconsin State Farmer

WAUPUN - Long-time general manager for East Central/Select Sires is moving on after 40 years of service.

Alan Deming, Waupun, is celebrating his retirement after more than 40 years with East Central/Select Sires

Al Deming, who is retiring, has lead operations at the Waupun-based cooperative that serves southern Wisconsin for the past 26 years and has spent over four decades with the company.

"In 40 years, I've seen a great deal of change in genetic information, and genetic progress has been dramatic. When I first started, three traits were measured: milk, fat, and type. Today, we measure more than 30 traits,." he said.

Deming held the title of general manager for 26 of the 40-plus years.

"I've had the privilege to meet many great people and work with an outstanding group of members and employees. The memories are many."

 In December, 2016, the East Central/Select Sires Board of Directors hired existing East Central employee, Jerome Meyer, formerly of Viroqua and now residing in Sun Prairie, as the cooperative's new general manager.

Jerome Meyer

For the past seven months, Meyer has worked alongside Deming to learn the variety of activities associated with being the general manager at East Central/Select Sires Cooperative.

"I'm passing my position to Jerome with total confidence he'll do a great job leading this organization in the years ahead," noted Deming.

East Central/Select Sires is a professional-, artificial-breeding cooperative serving dairy and livestock producers in southern Wisconsin.