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Peter Draper
St. Clements, Ontario
Dairy Ruminant Specialist
Jones Feed Mills

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Eugene Rodberg
Des Moines, Iowa
Product Manager – North American Division

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Holstein Canada is governed by members, for members – including at the board level where 10 members are elected by their peers to direct the association.

The board relies heavily on extensive grassroots input by selecting 30 committee members for the 11 Holstein Canada committees that exist at the association.

Members are chosen from all regions across Canada for their respective expertise relating to a committee’s subject matter.

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072512 apprenticeThis spring, nine farmers graduated from the Dairy Herdsperson Apprenticeship Program at the University of Guelph, Kemptville campus. 

The apprentices spent the past two years working on a farm while going to school for four full days each month during the fall and winter. 

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071212 Semex boardThe Semex Alliance introduced its 2012-2013 Board of Directors. Gary Bowers, Centre d’insémination artificielle du Québec (CIAQ), will serve as president and chairman of the Board, assisted by Executive members Ken Massie, Westgen, and Norm McNaughton, EastGen, serving as vice president.

Other Board of Director members include: Tim Hofstra, Westgen; Guy Lavoie, CIAQ; Normand Barriault, CIAQ; Robert Wright, EastGen; Warren MacIntosh, EastGen; Léonard Chabot, CIAQ; and the newest member of the Board, Gerrit Wensink, EastGen.

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