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Added January 19, 2012. NODPA is an organic dairy farm family member organization that is incorporated as a not-for –profit 501 (c) 5 organization. As a membership organization, NODPA By Laws prescribe that NODPA Board and Officers are elected by their farmer peers and the Board then employs the Executive Director who runs the organization on behalf of the members. NODPA holds elections annually for a third of its Board members and for the four Officers of the organization. Representatives from each of the states within the eastern region of the country vote in the elections and ensure that the Board and Officers represent the ideas and interests of organic dairy farm families.
This year the elections were held on December 19th 2011 by conference call. There was a vote of thanks for departing President Rick Segalla in appreciation for his great work for organic dairy farmers in the east and across the country by his dedication to the formation and growth of Federation Of Organic Dairy Farmers (FOOD Farmers).
The representatives from each state elected one new Board member for New York, Steve Kimball who farms in Falconer, N.Y. and re-elected incumbents Steve Morrison from ME, Dave Johnson from PA and Morvan Allen from MA.
Following the elections of Board members, the state representatives and Board members elected a slate of officers: