It’s official – Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative is now Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. The formal resolution was passed at the cooperative’s annual business meeting this week during the Dairy Strong conference in Wisconsin.
The co-op’s new name was unveiled in November with the tagline “The voice of milk” and a fresh approach to representing dairy farmer members. Edge provides members with a voice on Capitol Hill in matters critical to their businesses and the broader dairy community. Under the Federal Milk Marketing Orders, the co-op also provides milk testing verification services and market information for its members throughout nine Midwestern states. It is one of the top cooperatives in the country in terms of the amount of milk produced by its members.
Also during the business meeting, members re-elected John Pagel, Todd Doornink and Mitch Davis to the board. Pagel of Kewaunee, Wis. serves as president of the cooperative; Brody Stapel is vice president; and Davis, Belle Plaine, Minn., is treasurer.
In an interview with AgWired last month, Pagel said priorities for the cooperative’s members this year include immigration, trade and the 2018 Farm Bill. Listen to that interview here: Interview with John Pagel, Edge