Volume 5 | March 5, 2018
WLIC Member Meeting March 22
Vote to be held on ByLaw Change
Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium's Annual Member Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection! The meeting will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in their board room. Elections will be held to change the ByLaws and elect new board members.

BYLAW CHANGE NOTICE:
The WLIC Board of Directors recommends a change to ARTICLE III - The Board of Directors - Section 3.01 of the WLIC ByLaws, relating to Number and Qualifications of Directors.This ByLaw Change will be voted on (yes or no vote) by the membership at the annual meeting.

CURRENT BYLAW LANGUAGE:
The organization shall have a Board of Directors comprised of 25% of the eligible voting delegates at the time of the annual meeting (rounded to the nearest whole number) with a minimum of nine (9) members, but not to exceed twelve (12). Each director shall be a member of the delegate body.

RECOMMENDED LANGUAGE CHANGE: (Yes or No Vote)
(Eliminate the 25%) - The organization shall have a Board of Directors with a minimum of nine (9) members, but not to exceed twelve (12). Each director shall be a member of the delegate body.

THE WLIC BOARD NOMINEES:
The following people are running for election to the WLIC Board of Directors:
  1. Keith York (Incumbent) - Fifth Generation Dairy Producer and co-owner of Merry-Water Farms; Current WLIC Board Chair
  2. Ron Bula - Financial Office, Compeer Financial and farmer; Representing Compeer
  3. Kevin Krenz - President, Krentz Family Dairy, Inc.; Representing Wisconsin Farm Bureau
  4. Robert Mitchell - Beef Producer/Owner of Spring Creeks Cattle Co.; Representing Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association
  5. Brenda Murphy - Director of Producer Communications and Programs, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board; Representing Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
  6. MIke Salter - Retired Hog Producer; Representing Wisconsin Pork Association
March 6 Webinar to Provide Updates to Producers on PRRS/SECD Rule
The UW-Extension Swine Team, in conjunction with Wisconsin Pork Association , will be hosting an additional webinar on March 6 to provide details on the animal health rule that establishes herd testing requirements for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Swine Enteric Coronavirus (SECD) in Wisconsin. The webinar will begin at 6 p.m. To register for the March 6 webinar, please visit https://goo.gl/nPJp3i . The webinar link is also available on the WPPA website.
Meet Our Members
The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) is a network of producers and dairy professionals from across the nation and beyond. Their members come from 18 different states and represent every type and size of dairy operation. That’s the great thing about being a professional dairy producer: they can be diverse in their business practices and share the common bonds of milk and a commitment to continuing education.

Save the date for the 2018 PDPW Business Conference, scheduled for March 14-15, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

WLIC is extremely grateful to PDPW for their support at the gold level!

AgCountry Farm Credit Services
Alta Genetics
Cooperative Network
CRI/AgSource
DHIA
IDology
Johnsonville Sausage LLC
Merry-Water Farms
National Dairy Herd Improvement Association
Semex USA
United FCS
Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
Wisconsin Pork Association
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association
Zoettis
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