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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.

  • Abel Dairy Farms
  • Abts Bomatic
  • Agropur, Cheese & Ingredients Division
  • Advanced Comfort Technologies
  • Agromatic Inc.
  • Alan & Mary Koepke
  • Andy & Lynn Buttles
  • Animart
  • Bayland Buildings Inc.
  • Badgerland Nutrition Inc.
  • Barb Tasch
  • Ben Brancel
  • Blake Nickelbein
  • Bob Gavens
  • Breeze Dairy Group LLC
  • Brian Wesemann
  • Bryan Stanek
  • Case Dorresteyn
  • Chad Staudinger
  • Chapman Farms Dairy LLC
  • Charles Fischer
  • Christopher Kovach
  • Chris & Courtney Booth
  • Chris Schneider
  • Cloverhill Dairy LLC
  • Cook's Countryside Trucking, LLC
  • CP Feeds
  • Crave Brothers Farm
  • Dale Beaty
  • Dan Brick
  • Dan Scheider
  • Dan Siemers
  • Dave Daniels
  • David & Jackie Weiland
  • David & Janet Hileman
  • David Zappa
  • Dawn Kaminski
  • Dayton &  Pat Hougaard
  • Dean & Amy Throndsen
  • Deb Reinhart & David Geiser
  • Dick Binish
  • Donald Sanders
  • Dorner Equipment
  • Doug & Linda Hodorff
  • Doug & Toni Knoepke
  • Doug Leman
  • Douglas Thiel
  • Dr. Robert Nagel
  • East Central/Select Sires
  • Ed Larson
  • Edward Strauss
  • Elsie Gonzalez
  • Emmi Roth USA Inc.
  • Eric Clark
  • Eric & Carol Hillan
  • Erica Maedke
  • Evansville FFA Alumni Inc.
  • Foremost Farms USA
  • Frank Friar
  • Future Cow
  • Foxland Harvestor Inc.
  • Gary, Todd & Chuck Ripp
  • Gary & Linda Sipiorski
  • Gary Princl
  • GEA Farm Technologies Inc.
  • Gehring Sales & Service Inc.
  • Geoff Gerrits
  • Glenda Gehl
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Greg Smedema
  • Janet Keller
  • Linda Keller
  • James Van Patter
  • Jay Heeg
  • Jeffrey Johnson
  • Jim Dickrell
  • Jim Fuller
  • Jim Winn
  • Linzmeier Business Solutions
  • Jeff Montsma
  • Joan & Denny Behr
  • Joe & Sylvia Hemauer
  • Joe Karls
  • John Diederich
  • John Gehl
  • John Kappelman
  • Jordan Lamb
  • Joseph Marx
  • Judy Rupnow
  • Justin Monson
  • Kari Kuehl
  • Karlene Broesch
  • Katie Grinstead
  • Keith Engel
  • Keith York
  • Kevin Krentz
  • Kurt Petik
  • Kutz Farm Drainage LLC
  • LDS
  • Land O'Lakes Foundation
  • Larry Dvorachek
  • Larry Romanowski
  • Les Lee
  • Linda Behling
  • Lisa Behnke
  • Lloyd & Daphne Holterman
  • Maple Ridge Dairy Business LLC
  • Marjorie Stieve
  • Mark & Ellen Schaefer
  • Mark & Laurie Diederichs
  • Mark Boyke
  • Mark Schwab
  • Marty Hallock
  • Matt & Alex Meinholz
  • Matt Repinski
  • Mid-State Equipment
  • Mike Enge
  • Mike Immel Rural Insurance
  • Mike Larson
  • Mike North
  • Mike Opperman
  • Morgan & Myers
  • Nic Schoenberger
  • Pam Jahnke
  • Pam Selz Pralle & Scott Pralle
  • Paul Roden
  • Pauli Plumbing
  • Pauly Paul
  • Pennsylvania Dairymen
  • Pete & Shellie Kappelman
  • RC & Laurie Ludke
  • Rebecca Plantz
  • Richard Oberpriller
  • Richard & Sue Schultz
  • Roach & Associates
  • Roger Swigart
  • Ron Fritsch
  • Ron Wagner
  • Ryan Nintzel
  • Sandy Larson
  • Sara Hendrickson
  • Sartori Foods
  • Schmidt Building & Equipment LLC
  • Scott Burch
  • Scott Eastwood
  • Scott Laufenberg
  • Select Sires
  • Shannon Steinmetz
  • Stanley Schmitz, Inc.
  • Stephanie Jens & Paul Howard
  • Step Up Dairy Welfare Services, LLC
  • Sheryl Nehls
  • Steve Faber
  • Steve Orth
  • Steve Schwoerer
  • Steven & Lynn Vale
  • Tim Baumgartner
  • Timothy Patchin
  • Tom Cynor
  • Tom Novak
  • Tracy Propst
  • Twohig, Rietbrock, Schneider and Halbach
  • Walt & Ellen Moore
  • Wanner's Pride & Joy Farm
  • Wayne Wedepohl
  • William & JoAnn Maedke
  • United Coop
  • US AgNet, Pat Sternitzky
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