Tuesday, March 19th
Member-owners began a full day Tuesday by attending their Area Council and Delegate Meetings. These Area meetings present an opportunity for leaders of each of DFA’s seven Areas to discuss topics of importance with members in smaller group settings. Rick Smith, DFA president and chief executive officer, stopped by each meeting to visit with members and answer their questions. As Annual Meeting officially kicked off, attendees heard from DFA senior staff as well as industry presenters, including Secretary Tom Vilsack, president and chief executive officer of U.S. Dairy Export Council, and Tom Halverson, president and chief executive officer of CoBank.
More than 1,500 farmer-owners, guests and staff were in attendance for this year’s Annual Meeting, which kicked off with Chairman of the Board Randy Mooney, who presented the 2019 Chairman’s report.