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MEET THE I BELIEVE DONORS

Our Thanks to donors who believe in the future of the dairy industry.
An "I Believe Donation" crystallizes your commitment to your industry.

The Foundation is very grateful to these producers for their dedication and generosity.

  • Agropur, Cheese & Ingredients Division
  • Broken Bow Dairy LLC
  • Case Dorresteyn
  • Cook's Countryside Trucking, LLC
  • CP Feeds
  • Dan Schneider
  • David & Kathryn Kretzschmar
  • David Kappelman
  • David LaCount
  • Dayton Hougaard
  • Eric Clark
  • Erica Maedke
  • Faith Technologies, Inc.
  • Foremost Farms USA
  • Frank Friar
  • Gary & Linda Sipiorski
  • Gary Geisler
  • Gibbsville Implement
  • Glenda Gehl
  • Jay & Kristi Richardson
  • Jeannie Bishop
  • Jeff DeBlaey
  • Jim Dickrell
  • Jim Metz
  • Jon & Tami K Shaffer Zander
  • Karlene Broesch
  • Keith & Ruthie Bolsen
  • Keith Engel
  • Ken Feltz
  • Land O'Lakes Foundation
  • Lane Sollenberger
  • Larry Dvorachek
  • LDS Inc
  • Linda Behling
  • Marjorie Stieve
  • Mark & Ellen Schaefer
  • Mid-State Equipment
  • Pat Sternitzky, US AgNet LLC
  • Pete & Shellie Kappelman
  • Pete Vander Werff, O'Conner, Wells & Vander Werff
  • Richard Kastning
  • Richard R. & Susan M. Schultz
  • Quantum Dairy LLC
  • Roach & Associates
  • Rosario Ibarra
  • Sam & Nadine Miller
  • Sartori Foods
  • Shelly & Dwight Mayer
  • Sheryl Nehls
  • Stanley Schmitz, Inc.
  • Stephen Faber
  • Tina McDonald
  • Twohig, Rietbrock, Schneider and Halbach
  • Vita Plus Corporation
  • Walt & Ellen Moore
Here's what some of our Believers say:
When it comes to the dairy industry, seeing is "Believing" for me personally. I can honestly say that this remarkable sector of our state has had a direct impact on my life since the day I was born. I'm optimistic that the future of dairying will be even brighter in the years to come.
— Pat Sternitzky, Founder, USAgNet LLC / Wisconsin Ag Connection
I believe in the future of the dairy industry because today’s dairymen are willing to invest time, money and energy into education to grow and adapt their operation and personnel to meet whatever challenges and opportunities lie ahead.
— Karen Lee, Progressive Dairy Publishing
I personally believe in the dairy industry because all of the down-to-earth, good and honest people I’ve met that are associated with the industry.
— Glen Leavitt, Progressive Dairy Publishing
We need to grow our knowledge and understanding of an ever-changing world, or we will be attempting to tread water in a rapidly moving stream. I believe the Foundation is a necessary step… to focus on youth and invest in our future.
— Pete Kappelman, dairy producer
We believe in the bright future of the dairy industry because of its enterprising people who are committed to growing the industry by producing quality dairy products.
— Dr. Jim Metz, ANIMART
Today's dairies are changing at an ever-increasing rate due to advancements in technology, consumer demands, and governmental regulations. Now more than ever, dairy producers need to stay current and knowledgeable on information that will help them produce the highest quality product for their customer…the consumer…
— Keith Engel, GEA Farm Technologies.
Continuous learning is essential for today’s and tomorrow’s dairy industry. The Foundation helps ensure future generations are engaged and continue to be innovative in producing food and fiber to feed the world. Education is a key to our progress.
— Dr. Jim Metz, ANIMART
PDPW established the Foundation because we believe that education can pave the way for the next generation of dairy producers to carry on what we do today. We want to ensure that the high value we place on education and professionalism is instilled in the next generation.
— Doug Knoepke, dairy producer, Durand, Wis.
At GEA Farm Technologies, we strongly believe that the success of our industry is based heavily on continued education, and we proudly support the Foundation so that we can help dairy producers grow both personally and professionally - so that their operations thrive…
— Keith Engel, GEA Farm Technologies.
"If we can help the next generation, by giving more information to dairymen and women, the stronger the dairy industry will be.  I believe that education is the key to the current dairy industry success as well as the success of the next generation.  The Foundation gives me the opportunity to help educate and build the next generation."
— Dana Cook, Cook's Countryside Trucking LLC
"I am a fervent believer in the future of the dairy industry.  It is important to have many different resources available to inform people in the dairy industry about any given subject.  It is also very important to have uncommitted funds available to do that."
— Al Koepke, Koepke Farms