Doud prepares for Mulhern’s NMPF departure

The National Milk Producers Federation is preparing for a change in leadership, and part of that includes introducing the next President and CEO to the dairy community.

After more than 40 years, Jim Mulhern says he’s looking forward to retirement, and he tells Brownfield the selection of Greg Doud as his successor will leave the organization in good hands.  “There is just nobody better in Washington to be leading this organization than Greg Doud, who has a tremendous career on ag policy and in government service on agriculture policy.”

Doud has experience with the family hog farm in Kansas and has worked on ag policy and checkoff issues for commodity groups including wheat, beef, and soybeans.  Now, Doud says he’s immersed in all things dairy.  “You couldn’t have a better teacher in the world than Jim.  He’s the best in the business, and it’s a great team at National Milk.  I’m really impressed with the crew there.  Everybody is just fantastic and I’m looking forward to being the new quarterback of the team.”

And Doud says it’s not his first visit to World Dairy Expo. “The last time I was here, I was on the K-State Dairy Judging Team 35 years ago, so it’s a little different than it was then.”

Mulhern and Doud spoke to Brownfield during the 65th World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.

Audio: Jim Mulhern and Greg Doud discuss Mulhern’s retirement, dairy pricing issues, and the farm bill with Brownfield’s Larry Lee.

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