Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, January 03, 1998, Image 23

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Elects Leadership
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Clyde Rutherford of
Otego, N.Y, was recently re-elected presi
dent of Dairylea Cooperative Inc. at the
Cooperative's annual meeting held in
Liverpool, N.Y.
Rutherford and his wife, Jeannette,
operate a 500-acre dairy which produces
1.8 million pounds of milk annually.
Rutherford, who is also the
Cooperative's District 9 director, serves on
the board of directors of the National Milk >
Producers Federation (NMPF). In addi
tion, he is a member of the Executive
Committee and chairman of the Dairy
Stabilization Committee Task Force for the
Regionally, Rutherford is on the board
of directors of O-AT-KA Milk Products
Cooperative Inc., and is vice chairman of
the board of directors of Atlantic
Processing Inc.
Four other Dairylea members were re
elected to the Executive Committee;
Warren Beardsley of Fariport, N.Y, was
re-elected to serve as the Cooperative's
first vice president Beardsley, Dairylea's
District 3 director, manages a 165-cow
Holstein herd with help from three of his
sons, Lenny, Larry and Donald. They grow
500 acres of corn, hay and wheat on their
Monroe County farm.
Beardsley is active in a number of other
agricultural organizations. He is a dele
gate of the National Milk Producers
Federation, and a member of the New York
Farm Bureau, Agway Inc. and the Dairy
Herd Improvement Association. Beardsley
also serves as vice president of the Health
Foundation and the Dairy Council, and is a
former director of O-AT-KA Milk Products
Cooperative Inc.
Raymond Diebold of Altoona, Pa., was
re-elected Dairylea's second vice president
and secretary. Diebold, who has been a
member of the Executive Committee since
1981, is also the Cooperative's District 6
James Madigan of Towanda, Pa., was
re-elected to serve as the Cooperative's
treasurer. Madigan, Dairylea's District 5
director, operates a_ 450-acre Bradford
County farm in partnership with his moth
er, Ruth Norton. He milks 100 Holstems
and Brown Swiss with his wife, Terri, and
sons, Jason and Byron.
Raymond Johnson of Schaghticoke,
N.Y., was re-elected assistant treasurer,
Johnson, who is also the Cooperative's
District 12 director, has been a Dairylea
director since 1982.
Johnson farms in partnership with his
son, Ed, on 450-acre Duelwood Farm,
which is home to 140 milking Holsteins.
The family farm, where Johnson and his
wife, Estella, reside, dates back to 1928.
Additionally, Johnson has served as
president of the American Dairy
Association and Dairy Council Inc. for the
past 12 years. Currently, he serves as a
director of Dairy Management Inc., and is
second vice president of the United Dairy
Industry Association (UDIA). Johnson is
also a member of the UDIA Personnel and
Finance committees and past chairman of
the Research Committee of the National
Dairy Board.
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