Leadership

Lucas Lentsch, CEO

Lucas Lentsch, CEO

Lucas Lentsch is the CEO of Midwest Dairy. Lentsch’s upbringing on a family dairy farm and his background in agriculture root him to an industry he is committed to serving.

Allen Merrill, Chairman

Allen Merrill, Chairman

Allen Merrill, of Merrill Farms, Inc. in Parker, South Dakota, is the chairman of Midwest Dairy. He farms with his father and son, and together they milk 150 head of cattle, raise Holstein steers and grow corn, soybeans, alfalfa and oats.

Board Membership

Bold indicates Corporate Board member

Illinois Division

Doug Block
Pearl City

Mike Chwasczinski
Ashley

William Deutsch
Sycamore

Ardath DeWall
Shannon

Kristi Dinderman
Orangeville

Frank Doll
Pocahontas

Kevin Geiger
Port Byron

Amy Hildebrandt
South Beloit

David Jarden
Staunton

Kurt Johnson
Greenville

Kappy Koch
Tremont

Donald Mackinson
Pontiac

Glen Meier
Ridott

Brent Mueller
Garden Prairie

Richard Streutker
Downs

Iowa Division

Ken Birker
Vinton

Paul Bodensteiner
West Union

Pam Bolin
Clarksville

Bruce Brockshus
Ocheyedan

Doug Carroll
Ryan

Kelly Cunningham
Atlantic

Gerrit Davelaar
Inwood

Dan Dietzenbach
Fort Atkinson

Jeff Dresser
Keokuk

Stephanie Dykshorn
Ireton

Alan Feuerhelm
Le Mars

Robert Horst
Bristow

Dan Hotvedt
Decorah

Lee Maassen
Maurice

Madison Roth
Wayland

Matt Schelling
Orange City

Jonna Schutte
Monona

Larry Shover
Delhi

Jessica Tekippe-Schmitt (Ex Officio)
Fort Atkinson

Leo Timms (Ex Officio)
ISU

Minnesota Division

Mindi Arendt
Mazeppa

Kevin Buss
Hutchinson

Debi Clasemann
Long Prairie

Paul Fritsche
New Ulm

Dan Grunhovd
Gary

Ken Herbranson
Clitherall

Margaret Johnson
Fountain

Karen Kasper
Owatonna

Keith Knutson
Pine Island

Charles Krause
Buffalo

Sarah Kuechle
Eden Valley

Barb Liebenstein
Dundas

Corrine Lieser
Belgrade

Doug Popp
Royalton

Jane Remiger
Wood Lake

Peter Ripka
Ogilvie

Dave Schwartz
Slayton

Kathleen Skiba
North Branch

Kristine Spadgenske
Menahga

Christine Sukalski
Leroy

Deb Vander Kooi (Ex Officio)
Worthington

Suzanne Vold
Glenwood

Rita Young
Plainview

Mo-Kan Division

Sean Cornelius
Hamilton

Lynda Foster
Fort Scott

Chris Heins
Higginsville

Byron Lehman
Newton

Orville Miller
Hutchinson

Tom Oelrichs
Mora

Steve Ohlde
Linn

Alex Peterson
Trenton

Robert Riegel
Washington

David Rottinghaus
Seneca

Bill Siebenborn
Trenton

Curtis Steenbock
Longford

Steve Strickler
Iola

Donna Telle
Uniontown

Nebraska Division

Mike Amen
Norfolk

Jodi Cast
Beaver Crossing

Kim Clark (Ex Officio)
UNL

David Crook
Humboldt

Deb Eschliman
Ericson

Jim Eschliman (Ex Officio)
Ericson

Mike Guenther
Beemer

Neal Hochstein
Wynot

Rob Jackson (Ex Officio)
West Point Dairy Products

Dwaine Junck
Carroll

Paul Kononoff, PhD (Ex Officio)
UNL

Lowell Mueller
Hooper

Doug Nuttelman
Stromsburg

Joyce Racicky
Mason City

Marshall Reece (Ex Officio)
AMPI

Mary Temme
Wayne

North Dakota Division

Scott Boll (Ex Officio)
Cass Clay Creamery (AMPI)

Terry Entzminger
Jamestown

Doug Hanson (Ex Officio)
Dean Foods

Janal Hoff
Richardton

Kenton Holle
Mandan

Heidi John
New Salem

Sue Kleingartner
Gackle

Lilah Krebs
Gladstone

Nathan Kroh (Ex Officio)
ND Department of Agriculture

Dale Kuhn
Towner

Greg Lardy, PhD (Ex Officio)
NDSU

Jerry Messer
Richardton

Rita Mosset
Linton

Ozarks Division

Ryan Anglin
Bentonville

Sheri Attebery
Conway

Marilyn Calvin
Mt Vernon

Charles Coblentz
Chouteau

Earl Dotson
Marionville

Mark Fellwock
Monett

Brittany Groves
Billings

Lloyd Gunter
Conway

Randy Mooney
Rogersville

Gene Morrison
West Plains

Nathan Roth
Mountain Grove

John Samek
Bolivar

South Dakota Division

Chris Fieber
Goodwin

Mike Frey
Claremont

Gary Jarding
Alexandria

Wayne Jarman
Wilmot

Ron Krogstad
Baltic

Jody Kuper (Ex Officio)
Valley Queen Cheese

Kim Maher (Ex Officio)
Agropur

Allen Merrill
Parker

James Neugebauer
Dimock

Doug Ode
Brandon

Dustin Oedekoven (Ex Officio)
SD Department of Agriculture

Marv Post
Volga

Annelies Seffrood
Summit

Daniel Thyen
Waverly

Vikram Mistry, PhD (Ex Officio)
SDSU

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