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Annual Meetings

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers help its 98th Annual Meeting at the end of March in Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania and Hickory, North Carolina. There were 235 member farms represented and about 500 people total between the two meetings.

CEO Jay Bryant and the management team spent significant time in the question and answer session at both locations. Membership also elected members to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors. The full Board of Directors list can be viewed on the Member Portal.

During the Member Recognition Luncheon, Maryland & Virginia honored four farm families for achieving the highest milk quality standards in 2017.

In the FO 1 & 33 Less than 3 Million Pounds of Production, the winner was Blessed Acres Dairy, Matt and Maria Groff of Belleville, Pennsylvania. For the FO 1 & 33 Greater than 3 Million Pounds of Production, Jay E. Hawbaker of Greencastle, Pennsylvania took top honors.

In FO 5 & 7, the Wenger Family of Dayton Virginia received the award for the Less than 3 Million Pounds of Production category. And John O. Hardesty & Son of Berryville, Virginia was the winner in the Great than 3 Million Pounds of Production Category.

The cooperative also honored Kettle Wind Farm of Nokesville, Virginia for their 50 years of membership. To learn more about the quality winners and 50-Year member, visit