President Tim Sargent and the Jersey Canada Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Russell Gammon of Fergus, Ontario will begin a one-year term as Interim Manager on Monday, January 8, 2018.
“Russell needs little introduction to Jersey owners. He has a long history of passion for and service to the Jersey breed and the wider dairy industry. In our deliberations, we saw him as the perfect fit to keep Jersey growth soaring upward and it will be a somewhat seamless transition within the association,” said Sargent.
Gammon’s resume includes 25 years as previous manager of Jersey Canada and he has served in a leadership capacity with the World Jersey Cattle Bureau. From 2011 to early 2017 Gammon held the position of Manager for Semex’s Global Jersey Program.
Although Russell enjoys all things agriculture, he is most enthusiastic about Jerseys and is excited to once again represent the Jersey breed on a national level. “There is a growing movement in North America, and elsewhere, to add Jerseys to dairy herds. Progressive dairy producers are making well thought out business decisions to invest in the Jersey breed. All measures indicate significant Jersey influence in the global dairy population!” mentions Gammon.
The Board and Jersey Canada staff welcome Russell to the helm and wish General Manager, Kathryn Roxburgh a wonderful maternity leave.