Petersen to serve as producer and community relations manager
MERIDIAN, Idaho (Sept. 5, 2017) — Melinda Petersen has joined Dairy West as its producer and community relations manager. She will play a vital role in supporting dairy farm family outreach, partner outreach, community events, and integrated communication efforts.
“Melinda’s experience and personal dedication to the dairy community is something we truly value, and we believe she will be able to make an immediate impact at Dairy West,” said Cindy Miller, vice president of integrated communications for Dairy West.
Petersen brings a solid foundation of personal and professional experience to Dairy West. She grew up on a dairy farm in northeastern Oregon and received a B.S. degree in agricultural education, communication, and technology from the University of Arkansas,
Fayetteville. She comes to Dairy West after serving two years in a similar role with the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council in Portland, Ore. Prior to returning to the dairy industry, she served in various communications and alumni/donor relations roles for higher education in Washington and Oregon.
ABOUT DAIRY WEST
Dairy West protects and promotes the Idaho dairy industry and dairy farm families through outreach, nutrition counseling and partnerships with consumers, dairy processors, retail outlets and farmers and their families. United Dairymen of Idaho is a partner of Dairy West — and together, we are committed to the vision of creating a world where farmers and the dairy industry prosper and build healthy communities around the globe.