California Dairy Leaders Program- Class IX

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.

 Class IX members are:

California Dairy Leaders Class IX

    Joanne De Raadt, John & Joanne De Raadt Dairy, Oakdale

    Brian Fiscalini, Fiscalini Farms, Modesto

    Tessa Hall, Western United Dairymen, Visalia

    Travis Kamper, Mt. Whitney Dairy, Riverdale

    Brian Toledo, Toledo Dairy, Galt

    Vonda Van Vliet, Creekside Dairy, Escalon

    Travis Visser, Gerrit Visser & Sons Dairy, Riverdale

    Stephen Weststeyn, Weststeyn Dairy, Linden

 


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. Since then, seven classes have completed the program.

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

  • Class 9 blogs

  • Class 9 Journal