Cooperative Council

GENEX is a cooperative business governed by a 13-member council consisting of dairy and beef producers from across the USA. Read below to earn more about our council members.

John Ruedinger

John Ruedinger is an owner of a progressive, third generation dairy in eastern Wisconsin. Ruedinger Farms Inc. is home to 1,350 cows. The dairy utilizes GENEX heat detection and insemination service and a variety of GENEX programs to mate, analyze and plan the future of the herd. John serves as President of the GENEX council.

John Ruedinger

Van Dyne, Wisconsin

Harold House

Harold House represents Dutchland Farm, a family farm in Virginia that dates back to the 1880s. The farm consists of 350 Holsteins and 1,700 acres. Harold is a graduate of Virginia Tech University. He has served as a committee chair for the Farm Service Agency, a county agriculture advisory board member and a Virginia Holstein Association board member. He currently serves as the GENEX council's 2nd Vice President.

Harold House

Nokesville, Virginia

Daniel Tetreault and his family operate Hidden View Farm, LLC, a 700-cow dairy in northeast New York State. The dairy relies on GENEX for genetics and A.I. service as well as herd management supplies. The Tetreaults also farm 800 acres. Daniel has served the ag industry on the board for Cornell Cooperative extension as well.

Daniel Tetreault

Champlain, New York

Israel Handy

Israel Handy is a dairy producer in St. Johnsville, New York. His dairy – Handy Hills Farm – is a 90-cow dairy. The Handy family relies on GENEX for semen, A.I. service and herd management products like calf coats and milking gloves. Israel has participated in GENEX governance since elected as a delegate in 2006.

Israel Handy

St. Johnsville, New York

Jon Wayne Danielson

Jon Wayne Danielson and family operate a 90-head herd of Holsteins near Cadott, Wisconsin, and farm 950 acres of corn, soybeans, oats and alfalfa. The Danielsons utilize GENEX genetics and A.I. service. Jon Wayne is a member of Foremost Farms Cooperative, Equity Cooperative and River Country Co-op and is active with the Chippewa County Holstein Breeders' Association.

Jon Wayne Danielson

Cadott, Wisconsin

Bill Zimmerman

Bill Zimmerman and family own One Penny Ranch in central Minnesota, raising Charolais, Simmental, Angus, SimAngus™ and Lim-Flex® cattle and relying on GENEX genetics, chute-side A.I. service and custom semen collection. Bill holds master's degrees in animal breeding and genetics and business administration.

Bill Zimmerman

Foley, Minnesota

Bobby Robertson

Bobby Robertson and family raise cattle at Robertson Cattle Farms in Oklahoma. The family raises 500-head of registered Angus and Angus/Hereford commercial cattle and farms 1,400 acres. They use GENEX genetics and A.I. supplies. He has also been a member of the American Angus Association and the Northeast Oklahoma Angus Association. Bobby is the 1st Vice President on the GENEX council.

Bobby Robertson

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Ron Totten

Ronald Totten and family operate a 620-cow dairy called Hy Hope Farms Inc. and farm 1,800 acres. The dairy relies on GENEX genetics and A.I. service for the Holstein herd. The Tottens are involved in the local community including the area dairy days and welcoming tours from elementary students. Ronald currently serves as the GENEX council Secretary.

Ronald Totten

Stafford, New York

Lamar Gockley

Lamar Gockley and his family operate Willow Springs Farm LLC in southeastern Pennsylvania. He milks 100 Holsteins and has about 225 head total. He also farms around 275 acres. GENEX genetics and herd care products are used on the dairy. In his community, Lamar has served on his church board. Previously, he was also a Pennsylvania state FFA officer.

Lamar B. Gockley

Mohnton, Pennsylvania

Kay Olson-Martz

Kay Olson-Martz and family farm 250 acres and raise 60-head of beef cattle along with steers and registered bulls in Friendship, Wisconsin. They use GENEX beef genetics and herd care products. Kay has held many community and agricultural leadership roles: Adams County board supervisor, township clerk, South Central DHIA president and Rural Electric Management Council board member.

Kay Olson-Martz

Friendship, Wisconsin

Jody Schaap

Jody Schaap and family own Schmidt Dairy, Inc., an operation consisting of 350 milking cows and 225 steer calves. The Schaaps also farm 1,300 acres of corn, soybeans and alfalfa. Jody is active in her community as a fire fighter, first responder and basketball coach. 

Jody Schaap

Woodstock, Minnesota

Terry Frost

Terry Frost and family own Frosty Creek Angus where they raise 200-head of registered Angus utilizing GENEX genetics and chute-side service. Terry has been an active member of local and state Angus and stockgrowers associations and gained experience in cooperative leadership on his local electric cooperative board.

Terry Frost

Roundup, Montana

Casey Dugan

Casey Dugan is a third-generation dairy farmer and owner of Desperado Dairy, a 7,000 head operation, in southern Arizona. He is also co-owner of Dugan Brothers LLC and Dugan Feeds LLC. He graduated from Northern Arizona University and is a Project CENTRL (Arizona rural leadership program) alumni. Casey is an active member of the community who has served on the Arizona DHIA board since 2016, currently serving as president.

Casey Dugan

Casa Grande, Arizona

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