National Office and Board Members

A 21-member Board of Directors directs National Dairy Shrine policies and activities. Directors are elected from all over the United States and represent every facet of the dairy industry. Each Director can serve up to two, three year terms on the Board. An Executive Director with the help of part time aides handles the day-to-day operations from the National Office.

Officers & Executive Committee

Mike Opperman
Executive Director
National Dairy Shrine
P.O. Box 68
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Nate Janssen
Dairy Management Inc
1936 Chippewa Drive
Wheaton, IL 60189

Dennis Funk
President Elect
ABS Global Genus
6030 Town Hall Drive
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Larry Schirm
Past President
ABS Global Genus
15086 Long Run Road
Laurelville, OH 43135

Janet Keller
K-Manor Holsteins
713 Leeward Lane
Oregon, WI 53575

Tim Abbott
Abbott Cows
2593 E Sheldan Road
Enosburg, VT 05450

Matt Iager, DVM
MD-West-View Genetics
20608 Mill Point Road
Boonsboro, MD 21713

NDS Directors

Bonnie Bargstedt
Chr Hansen
7 Chapel Drive
Valatie, NY 12184

Fowler Branstetter
Branstetter Guernseys
PO Box 29
Edmonton, KY 42129

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Herd Management
PO Box 1167
Monticello, MN 55362

Randy E. Gross
48006 221st Street
Elkton, SD 57026

Linda Hanson
Good-Vue Ayr Farms
35400 State Hwy 1NE
Goodridge, MN 56725

Joel Hastings
1625 Howard Road #313
Madera, CA 93637

Stan Henderson
Cal Poly Retired
1504 Las Brisas Drive
Paso Robles, CA 93446

James Huffard III
Huffard Dairy Farms
165 Huffard Lane
Crockett, VA 24323

Rita Kennedy
4 Season Farm
117 List Hill Road
Valencia, PA 16059

Tina Larson
World-Wide Sires
642 7th Street SW
Pine Island, MN 55963

Kenneth Raney
PA Holstein Association
839 Benner Pike
State College, PA 16801

Dan Schimek
1005 Timberidge Trail
Eagle Lake, MN 56024

Royce Thornton
Ohio State ATI
1328 Dover Road
Wooster, OH 44691

Karen Wheatley
Premier Select Sires
PO Box 129
Crumpton, MD 21628

Leah H. Ziemba
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
1 South Pinckney Street Suite 700
Madison, WI 53703-4257