Local farm recognized by Calhoun Co-op Creamery
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:57 AM
Calhoun Co-op Creamery, Lansing, Iowa, was held at the Vet's Club in Waukon, Iowa, on Feb. 5. A noon meal was served to all by B&E Catered of Waukon.
Calhoun Creamery recognized Darci, Mark and Dianne Gerard of Spring Grove for 25 years of quality milk production.
Photo courtesy of Waukon Standard
President Dave Bahr called the meeting to order. At the conclusion of the business meeting, quality awards were handed out to the following producers:
First place low bacteria award went to Devoine & Linda Kruse of Caledonia. Second place low bacteria award went to Nancy, Mike, Mark & Brenda Hartley of New Albin, Iowa. There were 35 other producers receiving outstanding quality awards.
First place low somatic cell award went to Devoine & Linda Kruse of Caledonia.
A 15-year quality award went to Matt & Michelle Byrnes of Dorchester, Iowa.
A 20-year quality award went to Bob, Bonnie & Doug Wild of Lansing.
Twenty-five year quality awards went to Mark, Dianne & Darci Gerard of Spring Grove and Patsy & Brad Kerndt of Lansing.
A 30-year quality award went to Jerry Egan of Harpers Ferry, Iowa.
Long-time board member Chris Wonderlich was given a watch for his years of service on the board of directors.
Secretary Michelle Donahue was given a plaque for her years of dedicated service to Calhoun Creamery.