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© INDIANA DAIRY PRODUCERS, 2018

205 W. Gordon Street Francesville, IN 47946     |     Phone: 317-695-8228     |     Email: dougleman@IndianaDairy.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Committee Members

Brian Houin dairies at Homestead Dairy LLC in Plymouth, along with his parents, brother-in-law, aunt and cousins. Brian is very focused on data collection and utilizes heat monitoring systems and genomics technology. In 2013, Brian was named Indiana’s Outstanding Young Dairy Producer of the Year. Brian and his wife, Jill, have two children.

President

Plymouth

BRIAN HOUIN

Nathan is a 5th generation dairy farmer who works with his father, uncle and brother on their Allen County dairy farm near Fort Wayne that has been producing milk under a robotic system since September 2014. In addition to 350 mature dairy cows, the Kuehnerts also crop 1100 acres of corn, soybeans, alfalfa and winter rye. They grow all of their own forages for the dairy. Nathan is the primary caretaker of the cows, dealing with the genetic decisions and general herd health. Nathan is married to Sarah, a registered dietician. They have two children, Allie and Bryar. Nathan is currently serving as the President of the Indiana Holstein Association.

Vice President

Fort Wayne

NATHAN KEUHNURT

Emily grew up on a 80-cow dairy farm in Central Minnesota and has a degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota, where she competed on the dairy judging team. In 2010, her family moved to Indiana and began Benton Dairy in a joint partnership opportunity. Benton Dairy is built on families who farm — and now the management has transitioned and gave Emily and her husband, Keith, the opportunity to be part of the family business where Keith is the Farm Supervisor. Benton Dairy is home to 3,500 cows. Emily currently works for the Center for Food and Agricultural Business housed in the Agriculture Economics Department at Purdue University. Emily and Keith reside near Pine Village and have two sons, Max and Hudson.

Secretary/Treasurer

Fowler

EMILY HOEING

 
 
 

Directors

Directors

 

Brownstown

GREG PETERS

Green Lo Farm

Roann

AMY WEAVER

Heartland Holsteins LLC

Bluffton

KRENT FRAUHIGER

Sunny Park Dairy

Ferdinand

JAKE LINDAUER

Francis Lindauer & Sons

Francesville

ARIE JAN DE JONG

Arie Jan de Jong, along with his wife Julie and children Megan, 19, Erica, 17, Joshua, 14 operate de Jong Family Farms and Providence Dairy near Francesville, Indiana.   The newer dairy milks 3,500 cows.  All the calves are raised at Providence Dairy from birth to 5 months of age and then are sent to a custom grower.  The dairy farming operation raises corn and wheat in rotation along with alfalfa to feed the cows.  Arie and his family are members of Bethel Church.  Arie’s family has been involved in dairy business and milk processing for several generations.

Goodland

HENK SEVENHUYSEN

Seven Hills Dairy LLC

 
 
 
 
 

Industry and Professional Advisors

Janzen Ag Law

TODD JANZEN

Director of Public Affairs, Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance

STEVE HOWELL

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Advisor, ONI Risk Partners

CHRIS MOORE

Senior Relationship Manager, BMO Harris Bank

JOSH FOXWORTHY

Assistant Professor, Purdue University

JACKIE BOERMAN

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Nutrient Management Partners

Sarah Wagler