Nominations are due soon for the 2014 World Dairy Expo Recognition Award program. Expo exhibitors, dairy producers, academic staff and dairy organizations are encouraged to nominate people who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and excellence with their farming operation or the industry. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 15.
Awards will be presented in the following four categories:
- The Dairy Woman and Dairyman of the Year will be presented to individuals who are active dairy producers and whose primary source of income is derived from their dairy operation. Her/his farming operation needs to demonstrate and excel in the breeding of quality animals and efficient production. Progressive management practices, along with involvement in community, government activities, breed organizations and other aspects of the dairy industry will also be considered.
- The Industry Person of the Year recognizes an individual for excellence in research, development, education, marketing or other fields that are part of the dairy industry.
- The International Person of the Year will be honored for significantly contributing to international relations, business development, trade or cooperation in the dairy industry.
Official applications and lists of previous winners are available on the Expo website. Applications may also be requested from World Dairy Expo office by calling 608-224-6455 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals will be honored at the Dinner with the Stars during World Dairy Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Tickets for this gala celebration, honoring the accomplishments of these four international dairy leaders, will be available for purchase at a later date.