Holstein Foundation welcomes new trustee, Dieter Krieg, of Brownstown, Pa., to their board which oversees the direction of the Holstein Foundation's youth and young adult educational and leadership development programs.
"Being invited to serve as a Holstein Foundation Trustee is an honor not to be taken lightly,” Krieg says. “I am hoping to perhaps make a small, positive difference in the lives of those who will inherit our beloved dairy industry. I’m thankful for the opportunity.”
For all of his 73 years, Dieter Krieg has been a farm boy at heart. Born in Germany, he came to the United States as a 10-year old boy and enjoyed life growing up with Registered Holsteins®. A Penn State graduate with a degree in dairy science, he always thought he would follow his father as a dairyman and Registered Holstein breeder.
Dieter started working as a farm editor in State College, Pa. He found the work so enjoyable that the original dream began to fade even on the first day. Fifteen months later, he was offered the position of editor at Lancaster Farming. During his four-years there, the paper grew from 64 pages to 200 pages.
In September of 1979 he started his own publication, Farmshine, which he continues to own, edit and publish to this day. The paper has a weekly circulation of just under 16,000, with subscribers in all 50 states.