Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association’s operations and financial status was shared and reviewed at 10 annual district meetings held in March. Regional board of director elections also took place at three of those meetings.
Dave Wilke, Ripon, Wisconsin; AllanCihlar, Mosinee, Wisconsin; and Dwight Truttmann, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin; were elected to represent districts II, V, and VIII, respectively, for the cooperative.
In an April reorganizational board meeting held earlier this week, the following individuals were elected to serve in leadership board positions:
Les Danielson, chairman of the board;
Dave Wilke, vice chairman of the board;
Steve Schleis, secretary/treasurer; and Karl Merow, assistant secretary/treasurer.
Former chairman of the board, Norm Fruit, continues to serve on the board. He has served 20 years on the board, and 18 of those as chairman.
Directors are responsible for making decisions that will aff ect the cooperative’s present and future direction. “Equity’s directors are always looking for creative ways to improve operations and maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace,” says Chuck Adami, president/CEO. “Producer-members play a vital role in Equity’s success and future and we thank Norm for his many years as chairman of our board.”
Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is a federated cooperative headquartered in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Equity operates 14 locations and services producers in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Equity assists producers with the marketing, managing and financing of their agricultural businesses.