California Dairy Leaders Program- Class XII

Western United Dairymen  introduced the California Dairy Leaders Program to develop informed producers who will take leadership roles in the next generation of dairy organizations.  

California Dairy Leaders Class XII members are:   

  • Elysha Bergwerff, Bergwerff Farms Inc., Escalon

  • Melissa Lema, Western United Dairymen, Sacramento

  • Deanna Martin, USDA Farm Service Agency, Stockton

  • Katherine Nissen, Nissen Dairy Inc., Escalon

  • Paul van Puijenbroek, De Snayer Dairy, Lodi

  • Cristina Vieira, A & C Vieira Dairy, Turlock


The programís material will be covered in five multi-day sessions, including a trip to the nationsí capitol to personally meet California legislators. WUD began the program in 2002 to develop informed producers who will take leadership roles in the next generation of the stateís dairy organizations.

We would like to acknowledge the financial assistance of the Professional Dairy Producers Foundation. More information on the PDPF can be found at www.dairyfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

Class Sessions

  • Session 1 - - Marketing  and Media Training -- San Francisco

  • Session 2 - - State Legislative Process- - Sacramento

  • Session 3 - - Economics - - Modesto

  • Session 4 - - Federal Issues - -  Washington DC,

  • Session 5 - - Environmental Issues - - Modesto

  • Graduation, annual convention