Veldhuis will help Edge deliver services to members, including recruitment and member engagement, and will also support farmers within the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance.
“Julie not only has the skills and knowledge necessary to assist our members but also endless passion and energy to drive Edge forward throughout the countryside,” Tim Trotter, executive director of Edge, said.
“I am excited to be joining such a strong team that is making a positive difference for dairy farmers and the dairy community overall,” Veldhuis said. “Hopefully, my 30-plus years of experience in the dairy industry will help grow Edge’s membership and strengthen our voice on behalf of all dairy farmers.”
Veldhuis will work directly with Edge members in the cooperative’s western region, including Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. She will also assist with the implementation of programs as part of the sustainability alliance, a collaborative group that works toward continuous improvement in various aspects of the dairy supply chain.
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