The winners will be celebrated at an awards banquet on Oct. 3 as part of World Dairy Expo activities in
Dairyman of the year, Frank Regan
Regan farms in partnership with three brothers. Together, they milk between 500 and 600 cows at Regancrest Farms in
Expo recognition is really a team award.)
“We do try to pay close attention to those cows,” Regan says. “We just try to keep them healthy and bred back and making us money.”
“Frank has always had a keen eye for dairy cattle,” said John Meyer, chief executive officer of Holstein Association USA, in nominating him for the award. “His purchase of Snow-N-Denises Dellia at the Midwest Spring Show in 1991… proved to be a historic decision for the world’s
Industry person of the year, Steve Larson
“Through the written word, Steve has had a positive influence on dairy producers throughout the
Dairy woman of the year, Deb Reinhart
Reinhart, along with her husband, David Geiser, own and operate a 250-cow dairy in east-central
“We are economically competitive through grazing, purchasing our feed and other least-cost management practices,” she says. “We are good stewards of the land and our livestock. We strive to be a credit to our community through leadership and example.”
She is an advocate for farm families and farming issues on the local, state and federal level. She works with politicians and government agencies at all levels to affect positive changes for agricultural policies.
International person of the year, Juan Debernardi
Debernardi is the Argentinean distributor for Cooperative Resources International.
“Juan has been a leading importer of