At the Genex Cooperative, Inc. annual meeting in January, Bill Zimmerman of Foley, Minnesota, and Terry Frost of Roundup, Montana, were elected to the Genex board of directors.
“We welcome Bill and Terry to the Genex board,” states Paul Greene, Genex President. “Members of this 13-person board are elected to represent the various geographical areas served by the cooperative. They also represent the variety of dairy and beef operations owned by our members. The diversity among board members allows for balanced input and development of a balanced strategic business plan.”
The newly elected Zimmerman and his wife, Penny, operate One Penny Ranch raising and marketing Charolais, Simmental, Angus, Sim-Angus and Lim-Flex® cattle. In partnership with their sons, they also background calves and feed out cattle at custom feedlots. In their operation, the Zimmermans utilize Genex genetics, chute-side artificial insemination service and custom semen collection services. They also market cattle through Central Livestock Association, a company of Genex. Zimmerman holds master’s degrees in animal breeding and genetics and business administration.
Frost and his wife, LaVonne, own Frosty Creek Angus in Roundup, Montana, where they raise 200-head of registered Angus cattle. They incorporate both Genex genetics and chute-side artificial insemination service into their ranch’s breeding program. Frost has experience in cooperative leadership serving on his local electric cooperative board. He is also a member of local and state Angus and stockgrowers associations.
Also re-elected to three-year terms on the board were Jon Wayne Danielson, a dairy producer from Cadott, Wisconsin; Harold House, a dairy producer from Nokesville, Virginia; Bobby Robertson, a beef producer from Tahlequah, Oklahoma; and Ronald Totten, a dairy producer from Stafford, New York.
Other members of the 2015 Genex board of directors include: Patrick Dugan, Casa Grande, Arizona; Ted Foster, Middlebury, Vermont; Paul Greene, Berlin, New York; Duane Nelson, Winthrop, Minnesota; Kay Olson-Martz, Friendship, Wisconsin; John Ruedinger, Van Dyne, Wisconsin; and Alfred Wanner, Jr., Narvon, Pennsylvania.
Genex Cooperative, Inc., headquartered in Shawano, Wisconsin, is the trusted provider of world-class animal genetics, progressive reproductive solutions, value-added products and innovative services to members and customers across the U.S. This is accomplished through 950 dedicated employees working in three product and service segments: cattle genetics and reproduction, livestock marketing, and milking and farmstead equipment. Genex is a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International. Learn more at http://genex.crinet.com.