2018 Outgoing Directors

We thank our outgoing Board Directors for their dedication, leadership and service to our Cooperative.


Bill Herr
Greenwood, Wis.
Central Area

Bill and his family farm 750 acres of corn, soybeans and alfalfa, and milk 85 registered Holsteins. Bill serves on the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board and the Clark County Economic Development committee. He was honored with the FFA Outstanding Service Award for Alumni.


Chris Kraft
Fort Morgan, Colo.
Mountain Area

Chris, his wife, Mary, and son, Stratton, own and operate two Holstein dairies in Fort Morgan, Colo., where they milk 5,600 cows and farm 900 acres. Chris serves as vice president of the Fort Morgan Reservoir and Irrigation County board, secretary of the Jackson Lake board, chairman of Colorado Dairy Farmers, the state’s political action committee, and is involved in the Morgan County Farm Bureau. Chris also served on the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission for six year.


Urban Mescher
Maria Stein, Ohio
Mideast Area

Urban began his career in dairy farming with his father. Along with two of his sons, Urban milks 200 Holsteins and raises corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa on 900 acres. He serves on the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, is on the Milk Promotion Board of the American Dairy Association/Dairy Council Mideast and the
boards of the Mideast Milk Marketing Agency and Mid America Cooperative. In addition, Urban previously served as chairman of Mercer Landmark Cooperative.