Lifetime Service Honored by Oregon Dairy Farmers Association
Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association (ODFA) presented awards during their Annual Dairy Farmers Convention to acknowledge three very deserving recipients for lifelong contributions made to Oregon’s dairy family. The Community Service Award was presented to Dan and Carol Marie Leuthold and the Distinguished Service Award was presented to Allan Hanselman.
Dan and Carol Marie have been long-term members of the Oregon Farm Bureau, serving on many committees and attending State and National Conferences. In 2006, Carol Marie became the first female president of the Tillamook County Farm Bureau and is currently a director on the Oregon Agriculture Education Foundation. Carol Marie is a past president of the Oregon Dairy Women, and volunteers with her church.
Dan served on the Tillamook County Creamery Association Board of Directors for several years. Dan is also a current and longstanding member of the statewide CAFO Advisory Committee with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, representing dairy producers across the state.
Over the last seven years, Dan and Carol Marie have been involved with the Tillamook Working Lands & Waters Cooperative (TWLWC), a grassroots group organized by Oregonians for Food & Shelter (OFS) and committed to the responsible stewardship of Tillamook County’s natural resources. TWLWC has been engaged with numerous tours for elected officials, a booth at the Tillamook County Fair, radio interviews and articles in the local paper.
Dan and Carol Marie Leuthold have a six-generation dairy farm that milks Holstein and Jerseys and have been married since 1964. They have four children, 10 grandkids and 12 greats.
Allan Hanselman grew up on a registered Brown Swiss dairy in NY, Windy Acres Brown Swiss. He traveled across the country in the early 1990’s to attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and majored in Dairy Science and Animal Husbandry before moving to Oregon in the summer of 1994.
Allan has been very successful in his career: as a three-time President’s Award winner at Select Sires; a two-time President’s Award winner at Accelerated Genetics, as the top overall national sales representative; and in 2021, he reached the coveted One Million Unit Sales for total semen sold, becoming the 60th person to reach that milestone.
Allan has been a steadfast supporter of 4-H, FFA, OSU students, and youth events across the Pacific Northwest. He has judged countless state and county fairs, as well as judging in five foreign countries. Allan is the current President of the Oregon Holstein Association, and, after serving more than 15 years, recently stepped down as a member of the ODFA Board of Directors. Allan lives in the Willamette Valley and continues to enjoy an active role in dairy communities around the state.