Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Welcomes New Regional Program Manager

Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Welcomes New Regional Program Manager

Elizabeth (Beth) A. Porior has joined the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board as the Wisconsin Dairy Council's regional program manager for north central Wisconsin.

Previously, she served as agriculture instructor and Future Farmers of America (FFA) advisor for the Merrill, Wis., Area Public School District. In addition to teaching, she oversaw student management of Green House and Community Garden plots. Under her advisorship, the district's FFA chapter was awarded two national Supervised Agriculture Experience grants and three state FFA Foundation SAE grants.

In her new position, Porior manages regional educational programming with an emphasis on promoting the benefits of milk to elementary and middle school students. She also implements the national Fuel Up to Play 60 program that promotes healthy eating and exercise for children, works with school foodservice personnel in cafeteria promotions, facilitates the placing of equipment to keep milk cold in school serving lines and works with local television programming on a monthly recipe segment featuring Wisconsin Cheese.

Porior holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is pursuing a master's degree from University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Prior to joining the Merrill district, Porior was agricultural instructor and FFA advisor for the Oconto Falls, Wis., Area Public School District and agribusiness development director for the Wausau, Wis., Region Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of several professional organizations, including Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Oconto Falls FFA Alumni, Wisconsin Association of Agriculture Educators and Wisconsin Association of FFA.

Porior will work from an office in Hatley, Wis.

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Wisconsin Dairy Council is the nutrition education department of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, a nonprofit organization of Wisconsin dairy producers that promotes the consumption of milk, cheese and other dairy products made in America's Dairyland.

08.08.2011