Former Dairy Farmers Of Canada President Appointed To Executive Team At Bothwell Cheese
by Bothwell Cheese
Posted: 2017-12-20 16:01:53 EST

NEW BOTHWELL, MB - Bothwell Cheese today proudly announced the appointment of former President of Dairy Farmers of Canada, Mr. Wally Smith as its new Executive Vice President. Mr Smith has been an active leader in the Canadian dairy industry since becoming a full-time dairy farmer in 1985.

"Wally's experience compliments our growth plans, and we believe he will play an integral role in the future success of Bothwell Cheese," says Kevin Thomson, President, Bothwell Cheese. "He shares our beliefs in supporting the Canadian Dairy Industry and family farms and fits well with our culture and family values."

Wally became involved with the DFC Board of Directors in July 2000 and elected to the Executive Committee in July 2003. In 2005 elected to the International Federation of Agricultural Producers Group on Dairy Products where he served as Vice-Chair from 2008- 2010.

More recently, Wally made the list of Canadian Business' Most Powerful Business People, at #46 in 2016, following DFC's lobby in agriculture and trade. The Globe and Mail named him among its 'Food 53' group for fighting "to save supply management and win compensation for farmers as a result of recently negotiated free-trade deals."

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Started in New Bothwell, Manitoba in 1936 by a group of local dairy farmers, Bothwell Cheese has grown steadily over the last 81 years from the small dairy cooperative to one of Canada's largest independently owned cheese manufacturers. Bothwell Cheese prides itself on providing Canadians with premium cheese made with all-natural ingredients, and 100 percent Canadian milk. The company produces and distributes across Canada more than 25 varieties of cheeses in the following categories: Traditional, Flavoured, Smoked, Cheese Curds, Shredded, and Sliced.

Source: Bothwell Cheese