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Lyon Named General Manager of FarmFirst Dairy Co-op
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/26/2018

The Madison-based FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative has hired a familiar face to fill the role of general manager. Jeff Lyon, who served as the state's deputy agriculture secretary for the past eight years, will begin his duties on February 1.

Lyon will lead the company through management of the cooperative and its member programs, while representing members' interests and concerns through industry initiatives and discussions, both on a regional and national level.

"Jeff brings a long-standing career of representing and serving dairy farmers to this position," said FarmFirst Board President John Rettler. "His depth of knowledge and past experience on being a voice for dairy farmers makes him an ideal leader for this cooperative. We believe he will continue the strong partnership and collaboration our cooperative has across the industry."

Prior to his time at DATCP, Lyon served more than 22 years within the governmental relations department for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.

He replaces David Cooper, who stepped down from the organization at the end of last year.

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