Two Idaho Dairy Products Commission and United Dairymen of Idaho board members have been tapped for
national dairy industry leadership positions. Kim Korn has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, a 38-member panel that was formed in 1984 to coordinate promotion and research programs to help build demand and expand markets for dairy products. Dan Gilbert was elected to fill Idaho’s fifth seat on the United Dairy Industry Association’s board of directors, a federation of state and regional dairy farmer-funded promotion organizations, with a 43-member board.
Korn, owner of Korn Dairy in Terreton, replaces fellow United Dairymen of Idaho and Idaho Dairy Products Commission board member Dave Veenhouwer from Veenhouwer Family Dairy in Jerome. Steve Ballard, owner of Ballard Family Dairy & Cheese in Gooding, was appointed to the NBD last year, and has two more years to serve.
Gilbert, owner of Dan-de Holsteins in Blackfoot, joins fellow United Dairymen of Idaho board members Tom Dorsey of Dorsey Farms in Caldwell, John Brubaker from Knott Run Dairy in Buhl, Brian Esplin from Diamond Three Dairy in Shelley, and Arie Roeloffs from Southfield Dairy in Wendell on the 43-member UDIA board. The United Dairy Industry Association is a federation of state and regional dairy farmer-funded promotion organizations providing marketing programs that are developed and implemented in coordination with its members.