Local dairy farmer joins National Dairy Promotion and Research board of directors

Submitted by Shaheen SolomonSoutheast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc.

August 1, 2012

Zach Myers, a third generation dairy farmer from Jonesville, was elected secretary of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board of Directors this past June.

The 38-member National Dairy Board, formed in May 1984 under the authority of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, carries out coordinated promotion and research programs to help build demand and expand domestic and international markets for dairy products.

“I’m proud to be representing the dairy farmers of our nation on the National Dairy Board”, said Zach Myers. “As secretary of the National Dairy Board, I hope to help provide direction and insight to further our national dairy check-off program and not only benefit our nation’s dairy farm families, but to also benefit the health of our great nation.”

Myers also serves as vice president of the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Board of Directors and as a member of the Dairy Farmer Spokesperson Network, where he communicates to the media on behalf of dairy farmers across the Southeast.