The Prairie Farms Board of Directors is pleased to announce the promotion of Gary Aggus to the position of Chief Operating Officer and President of Joint Ventures effective October 1, 2006. Mr. Aggus’ appointment follows the promotion of Ed Mullins to Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President.

Gary Aggus has been in the dairy business for 34 years. He began his career with Foremost Dairy in 1972 and joined Hiland Dairy, joint venture of Prairie Farms Dairy, in 1984. He has held a variety of management positions during the past 22 years. His most recent position was Vice President of Prairie Farms and President of Hiland Dairy. Gary will continue to work out of his office in Springfield, Missouri.

Headquartered in Carlinville, Illinois, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. is a dairy farmer owned cooperative company. Founded in 1938, Prairie Farms manufactures and distributes a complete line of fresh dairy and ice cream products from twenty-eight operating plants throughout Mid-America. Prairie Farms Dairy is the managing partner with joint venture companies, Hiland Dairy in Springfield, MO; and Roberts Dairy in Omaha, NE. Combined operations serve 18 states with 2005 net sales of approximately 2.2 billion dollars.

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