The Central Plains Dairy Expo (CPDE) board of directors met June 19 and elected Kristopher Bousquet as the new president. Bousquet serves as the Nebraska State Dairy Association’s executive director and serves as the Midwest Dairy farm relations manager in Nebraska. Olga Reuvekamp, Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership executive director stepped into the CPDE vice president role. Kari Jungemann of Lazy J Dairy LLC, Wosley, S.D., became the new secretary-treasurer.
Jungemann and Michael Reecy, Farm Credit Services of America, vice president dairy industry, attended their first meeting as CPDE board members on June 19. Deb Wehde, Agropur; Gary Vande Vegte, Van Bruggen & Vande Vegte, PC; and Christina Zuiderveen, Black Soil Dairy, LLC; retired from the CPDE board of directors.