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Schmidt, Orth & Buttles Elected to PDPW Board

March 17, 2017
Contact: Shelly Mayer

Review Press Release: Elected Board of Directors Announced Press Release
Logos: PDPW, Mission Driven, 25th Medallion
Elected BODs: Andy Buttles, Steven Orth, Katy Schmidt
Schmidt, Orth & Buttles Elected to PDPW Board
MADISON, WIS. – The Professional Dairy Producers® have three new members on the PDPW Board of Directors. Members elected include Andy Buttles, Lancaster; Katy Schmidt, Fox Lake; and Steven Orth, Cleveland, to a three-year term during the 2017 PDPW Business Conference in Madison, Wis., March 15-16, 2017.

Buttles owns and manages Stone-Front Farm with his wife, Lyn. The dairy is currently in the process of expanding to 1,200 cows. Buttles currently serves as the president of the Grant County Dairy Herd Improvement Association.

Schmidt owns Tri-Fecta Farms Inc. with her siblings Kari and Nick. The operation has 500 cows and 2,000 acres of cropland. Katy is the on-farm manager for daily operations, including livestock and employees. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where she earned a degree in agribusiness. She is involved in the Waupun Area FFA Alumni.

Orth is involved with the family partnership at Orthland Dairy Farm LLC, which includes his mother, Maxine, and brother Joel. The farm consists of 820 cows and operates 1,600 acres of land. Steven returned to the farm after graduating from Fox Valley Technical College, where he was instrumental in a recent expansion that doubled the size of the herd.
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