Dairy Vision Vermont announced this year’s leadership team.  These directors will join the rest of the board to guide the organization into its third year of working with farms and management teams.  The focus will continue to be development of long range business plans for farmers in commodity milk production, which is a vital component of Vermont agriculture.

The following directors have been re-elected to serve another three year term (through 2018):

Mark Magnan, Magnan Dairy Farm, Fairfield

Ransom Conant, Riverside Farm, Richmond

Leon Graves, Dairy Marketing Services, Syracuse NY

Ethan McLaughlin, Gravel and Shea PC, Burlington

Jo Bradley, Vermont Economic Development Authority, Montpelier

Dairy Vision Vermont also added Thomas Gallagher of Peoples Trust in St. Albans as a new board member. Tom was elected to the expired term of Craig Newton of Phoenix Feed and Nutrition.

At a recent Board meeting, the following were elected to the Executive Committee:

Chair:             Mark Magnan

Vice Chair:    Leon Graves

Sec/Treas:    Tom Bellevance (AgVentures)

At Large:       Jane Clifford (Clifford Farms)

At Large:       Kiersten Bourgeois (Vermont Agency of Commerce)