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Greene Retires, Handy Elected to GENEX Board

SHAWANO, Wisconsin – During the January 25 annual meeting of GENEX, a cattle genetics cooperative, Paul Greene of Berlin, New York, retired as GENEX board president. Elected to fill the director position left by Greene is Israel Handy, a dairy producer from St. Johnsville, New York.

At the 2017 GENEX annual meeting, Paul Greene (left) retired after 20 years on the board of directors. Israel Handy (right) of St. Johnsville, New York, is newly elected to the board.

GENEX member-owners also re-elected directors Harold House of Nokesville, Virginia; Bill Zimmerman of Foley, Minnesota; and John Ruedinger of Van Dyne, Wisconsin, to new three-year terms.

Rounding out the 13-member board is Jon Wayne Danielson, Cadott, Wisconsin; Patrick Dugan, Casa Grande, Arizona; Terry Frost, Roundup, Montana; Lamar Gockley, Mohnton, Pennsylvania; Kay Olson-Martz, Friendship, Wisconsin; Bobby Robertson, Tahlequah, Oklahoma; Jody Schaap, Woodstock, Minnesota; Daniel Tetreault, Champlain, New York; and Ronald Totten, Stafford, New York.

Following the annual meeting, the GENEX board elected the executive team. Ruedinger will serve as president, Robertson is first vice president, House is second vice president and Totten is secretary.

GENEX is the trusted provider of world-class animal genetics, progressive reproductive solutions, value-added products and innovative services. As a cooperative business, GENEX serves members and customers - dairy and beef cattle producers - across the United States. GENEX is part of Cooperative Resources International. For more information, please visit