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12:14 AM, Jun. 1, 2013  |  Comments
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Foremost Farms names manager

Brian Jackson, Foremost Farms USA plant superintendent at Marshfield, has been named the manager of the Marshfield plant.

Jackson replaces Dave Schmidt, who will retire in July.

Jackson is a certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker, earning brand new certifications this year in Brick and Colby in addition to certifications as a master in Monterey Jack and Cheddar in 2010.

Jackson started working part time in a cheese plant at the age of 16, just to earn money to buy a car. More than half of his career has been spent with Foremost Farms USA, though he has also worked for Mountain Cheese Product Inc. in Kentucky, and H.P. Hood Inc. in Burlington, Vt., and other cheese plants before joining the Marshfield plant as a supervisor in 1991. The plant was then owned by Associated Milk Producers Inc. before being acquired by Foremost Farms in 1995. Jackson managed Foremost Farms' Abbotsford plant until 2003 and was then transferred to Marshfield. He has worked as a production supervisor at Marshfield and was promoted to plant superintendent in 2011.

Rep. Suder receives honor

State Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder, R-Abbotsford, recently received the award of "Distinguished Friend" from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.

"I am honored to work with the league providing more flexibility to levy limits," Suder said. "Working in a bipartisan manner with the League of Municipalities, Republicans have been able to assist in job creation and economic development initiatives throughout the state."

The League of Municipalities has awarded Suder this honor for his support to have more flexible tax levy rate limits for municipalities.

League Executive Director Dan Thompson, in announcing the League's Distinguished Friend of Municipalities award for Suder, said, "Rep. Suder provided excellent leadership. His amendments add flexibility to the levy limit program while still holding down property taxes. That's the mark of a true statesman."

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