The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, in affiliation with the Dairy Research Institute, has announced the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards, a new program that recognizes dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships for efforts in delivering outstanding economic, environmental and/or social benefit, thus helping to advance sustainability of the dairy industry.
The awards are divided into three categories: dairy farm, dairy processing/manufacturing and energy conservation/generation. Nominations are being accepted at www.USDairy.com/Sustainability/Awards through Dec. 1.
The winners will be announced in February and will share their stories and passion for sustainability on a national scale and will be featured on www.USDairy.com/Sustainability.
The awards are part of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment, an industry-wide effort to measure and improve the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the dairy industry. Launched in 2008 under the leadership of dairy producers, the Sustainability Commitment has the support and participation of hundreds of organizations across the industry and others from academic, government and nongovernmental organizations.