Johnson Named Executive Director of Wisconsin Holstein Association
January 17, 2017
Baraboo, Wis. – January 17, 2017...The Wisconsin Holstein Association would like to announce the addition of Darin Johnson as Executive Director. Johnson brings an extensive background in the dairy industry, having more than a decade of experience as a Regional Sales Representative for Holstein USA. Johnson will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the association including membership, employee relations, and all operational needs.
“We are excited to have Darin as a member of the WHA team. His experience and genuine passion for the Holstein breed will be invaluable to us as he assumes this leadership role and assists in the continuation of providing outstanding programs and opportunities for our membership,” commented Kevin Jorgensen, WHA Board President.
Previously, Johnson was an agricultural lender with River Bank of Bangor. Prior to his lending experience, he was a regional representative for Holstein Association USA, serving the Colorado area Holstein breeders by promoting Holstein USA products and services, educating members and providing genetic consultation. Johnson worked directly with the members in his area to build long-term relationships, and represented Holstein USA at various industry functions. He also holds a degree in dairy science from UW-Madison.
Johnson grew up on Elm Mound Farms, a Registered Holstein farm located in Bangor, Wis. Over the years, he was extremely involved in the Wisconsin Holstein Association where he served as a summer intern and was recognized as a Distinguished Junior Member. Darin was active in 4-H dairy judging and is a graduate of Holstein Foundation’s Young Dairy Leaders Institute.