Jim Werkhoven of Monroe, WA and Lana Smaciarz of Raymond, WA were recently elected to serve on the Dairy Farmers of Washington (DFW) board.
Werkhoven, with his brother, milks 1,300 cows on their farm which is about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Werkhoven’s participation on various dairy organization boards such as, Darigold, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, and National Milk Producers Federation have given him a wealth of knowledge and understanding of many aspects of dairy. With that experience, his first order of business on the DFW Board is simple—to listen.