The National Dairy Shrine is again seeking nominations for its annual awards and scholarships.  The deadline for applications is March 15th, except for the NDS/Iager Scholarship, which has a July 1 deadline.  Last year NDS provided over $30,000 in scholarships and awards and plans to do so again in 2006. 

Awards include Guest of Honor, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, Pioneers and Progressive Dairy Producers.  Youth awards that will be presented include:  Kildee Scholarships, Dairy Student Recognition Program, NDS/DMI Milk Marketing Scholarships, McCullough Scholarships, NDS/Klussendorf Scholarship and NDS/Iager Scholarship.  Winners will be announced in June, with the awards to be presented at the annual NDS Awards Banquet in Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday, October 5, 2006.

Nominations or applications must be submitted on official forms.   If you know someone who should be nominated for these awards, please request applications now from Maurice E. Core, Exec. Director, National Dairy Shrine, 1224 Alton Darby Creek Rd., Columbus, OH 43228, telephone: