David Ring is 2016 Outstanding Dairy Producer of the Year

David Ring (right) with IDP President Steve ObertDavid Ring has been an outstanding dairy producer in Dubois County, as well as an educator, for many years. David is married to Kathy, and they have 3 grown children.  After graduating from Holland High School, David received a bachelors degree at Oakland City University and went on to get a Masters in Economics at the University of Evansville. He taught Business Education for 10 years and Vocational Ag for 16 years and was an FFA adviser.  Even with his teaching career, David was a dairy farmer all his life. The family farm began in 1854, and David represents the 4th generation. Dairy cows have always been part of the farm.  David currently has a son, Brent, who is very involved on the farm, as well as grandchildren Dylan and McKenzie who have an interest in the farm.  In addition to the dairy farm, the Ring’s have a turkey and grain enterprise.

You can watch a video of David's acceptance at the IDP Annual Meeting on February 3 in Indianapolis here.

David was one of the founding board members of IDP in 1999, and he has contributed significantly to supporting Indiana's dairy industry. Congratulations, David!

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