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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 
   
Jessica A. Chittenden
518-457-3136
jessica.chittenden@agriculture.ny.gov


July 07, 2008

Commissioner Appoints Dairy Promotion Advisory Board

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today announced the appointment of the 13th New York State Dairy Promotion Advisory Board.

The New York State Dairy Promotion Advisory Board consists of:

∑ Raymond Cates of Preble, an at-large member

∑ Arnold Dueppengiesser of Perry, endorsed by Dairylea Cooperative, Inc.

∑ Terence Ives of Bainbridge, an at-large member

∑ Georgia Macauley of Mt. Morris, an at-large member

∑ Ronald McCormick of Java Center, endorsed by Niagara Frontier Cooperative Milk Producersí Bargaining Agency, Inc.

∑ John Mueller of Clifton Springs, endorsed by Rochester Cooperative Milk Producersí Bargaining Agency, Inc.

∑ Carol M. Rea of Cambridge, endorsed by Agri-Mark, Inc.

∑ David "Skip" Hardie of Lansing, endorsed by New York Farm Bureau  

∑ Edwin Schoen of Phelps, endorsed by Dairy Farmers of America

∑ Carroll Wade of Jasper, endorsed by New York State Grange

The ten-member Dairy Promotion Advisory Board advises the Commissioner on the disposition of approximately $12 million a year in funds collected from milk producers under the producer-approved New York Dairy Promotion Order.

The Board also recommends promotion programs, nutrition education programs, program information and other supporting services, as well as various dairy product quality research proposals, and advertising effectiveness research proposals. Each board member serves for three years. Nominations were submitted by milk producers under the New York Dairy Promotion Order.

The first New York State Dairy Promotion Advisory Board was appointed in May 1972 at the request of dairy producers.

New York State has 6,200 dairy farms that produce over 12 billion pounds of milk annually, making New York the nationís third largest dairy state. The dairy industry is the Stateís largest agricultural sector, contributing significantly to the Stateís economy by generating $2.4 billion at the farmgate, over half of the Stateís total agricultural receipts, and providing some of the highest economic multipliers in the State.


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