Four exemplary dairy leaders will be honored this fall at World Dairy Expo’s Dinner with the Stars. The 2014 World Dairy Expo will be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 in Madison, Wis.

“Nominated by their industry peers, these leaders were selected for their outstanding contributions to the industry”, said Scott Bentley, WDE General Manager. “Expo is truly excited to recognize them and share their life stories and impact with the dairy community.” 

The 2014 World Dairy Expo Recognition Award honorees are:

• Dairy Woman of the Year – Pam Bolin, Beaver Creek Farm, Clarksville, Iowa

• Dairyman of the Year – James S. Huffard III, Huffard Dairy Farms; Duchess Dairy, Crockett, Va.

• Industry Person of the Year – Dr. Curtis P. Van Tassell, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory, Beltsville, Md.

• International Person of the Year – Lowell D. Lindsay, Retired, Semex Alliance, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

These four award recipients will be honored at a formal celebration, including a reception and banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Tickets for this industry gala will be available at a later date.

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