​​​​​​​​​​California State Representative: George McClelland, Petaluma, CA 
Idaho State Representative: Heber Loughmiller, ID
New Mexico State Representative: Richard Carter, NM
Oregon State Representative:  Jenneke deJong, Bonanza, OR

                                             Texas State Representative: Tim Miranda, Dublin, Texas 

Washington State Representative: Andrew Dykstra, Burlington, WA
At Large Representative: Christian Alexandre, Crescent City, CA
At Large Representative: Jen Beretta, Santa Rosa, CA 
At Large Representative: Richard Hughes, Bodega, CA 
At Large Representative: Zach Cahill, Ferndale, CA

At Large Representative: B.J. Haugen, Buckley, WA
At Large Representative: Kyle Miranda, Ferndale, CA
University Adviser:  Dr. Cindy Daley, Oroville, CA 


At Large Representatives:

Christian Alexandre, CA 

Alexandre Family EcoDairy Farms, Humboldt County and Del Norte County, CA. We have a pasture based program and

were pasture based before we started shipping organic milk. We have permanent pastures and over seed every year.

Even with our wet climate of 60-80 inches of rain a year, we are able to graze 9 months out of the year. Our cows are all

crossbred, consisting of mostly New Zealand genetics with also Holstein and Jerseys. We have been crossbreeding for about

14 years now. My entire family is involved in the dairy. I am in charge of the outside field work including cow and heifer

grazing rotation and all field work.


Jennifer Beretta, CA 

Beretta Dairy is located in Santa Rosa, CA. They milk about 300 Holstein and Jersey cows. We have about 400 acres

total, 150 are designated for the endangered flowers so we are unable to irrigate those, but are able to irrigate 250 acres

for pasture. We are able to make silage our self and also are able to cut hay on some of our ground for a 2nd and 3rd

cutting. We are able to irrigate the pastures in the summer which allows grazing through the summer where many dairies

around the area are not able to because they are dependent on rainfall. The dairy has been in operation for 55 years,

we have been shipping organic milk to Wallaby for 8 years. 

​​Richard Hughes, CA

Richard and Marilyn Hughes have been in the dairy business for over 50 years. Richard started shipping organic

milk in 2006 to Straus Family Creamery and has been shipping to Straus Family Creamery ever since. He milk’s

year round on a total of 182 acres with 72 acres designated for the lactating cows; the rest is for heifers and silage.

He is able to double crop silage ground during the good rainfall years. I am able to get 3 crops of hay and then

graze the heifers on it to clean up the residue. My pastures are designed small fields where I rotationally graze

with about a 14-16 day rotation. I use manure water and dam water to irrigate. I use big guns. The best is when

I am able to mix the manure water with the fresh water. He generally able to irrigate almost all summer depending

on rainfall and availability of water. I try to grow as much on farm feed as possible. 

Andrew Dykstra, Washington State Representative 
Andrew and his family operate their farm in Northwest Washington.  The Dykstra's have been farming their

land organically since 1989. Their farm includes vegetables, seed crops, and dairy. The Dykstra's dairy

operation began in 2004

University Adviser: Dr. Cindy Daley, CSU, Chico (cdaley@csuchico.edu)

Dr. Daley has been involved with WODPA since it's inception in 2006, working together with Ward
Burroughs and Tony Azevedo to create it's  501(C) 5 status with WODPA's first set of articles of
incorporation and bylaws. Dr. Daley also created the Organic Dairy Program at California State University,
Chico in 2007 together with Darby Heffner, the Herd Manager, and the Dairy Management Team. Cindy 
continues to supervise the unit and has developed an applied research and education program to
support the organic dairy industry. 


Board Members

Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance