Scott Munes Green Bay, Wisconsin Business Development Manager Dairy Business Milk Marketing CooperativePlease describe your agricultural background.
In my experiences with dairy herd management, the dairy operations I worked for were either just starting out or progressively expanding. In my sales positions, I was involved with further development of the area or starting up a new area. These experiences with new or expanding roles will work well with my newly created position.
What education are you bringing with you to this position?
My agricultural background started with a dairy science degree from theUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison. Once out of college, I got involved with dairy management and have three years experience. I have 10 years experience in the A.I. industry with both sales and service. Seven years of this time was spent specializing in dairy cattle reproduction with large herds.
What are your new responsibilities?
I am responsible for all aspects of member recruitment and retention. Growing our membership in this cooperative will be a high priority in the coming year.
What territory will you cover?
The territory I am responsible for is all of Federal Milk Marketing Order #30. This order includes producers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, eastern North and South Dakota, parts of Upper Michigan and northern areas of Illinois and Iowa.
What excites you most about working in your new role?
I am excited most by being able to get out on the farms to inform dairy producers of the focus and mission of our cooperative.
How will you be of most help to producers in your region or area of expertise?
This cooperative wants dairy producers to know that change is a good thing. We want to focus on issues that impact dairies on a daily basis and be more of a positive voice at the federal level. I hope to answer any questions or concerns dairy producers might have in regards to Federal Milk Marketing Order #30.
What's your best story from the first day on the job?
The best story I have is just being overwhelmed with all the new information, list of names and having to be the person responsible for organizing and making sense of all this information. Trying to understand how a cooperative operates within a federal milk marketing order is no easy task.
This cooperative has a lot of ambitious, energetic people that are not afraid of change and are determined to succeed.
What goals would you like to accomplish while in this position?
High priority will be given to growing membership numbers in the first year. One goal is to continue to inform dairy producers of our focus and mission, so that we can create change in a positive way at the federal level for the betterment of dairy operations. PD