The California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF) is now accepting nominations for the William C. Haines Dairy Science Award. The award, named for William (Bill) Haines of Dairy Management Inc. honors individuals who have worked in support of the dairy science.

U.S. and international scientists who have made a significant contribution to dairy science and the betterment of the dairy industry through research and development in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, technology, nutrition, and/or engineering are eligible for the award. The award includes a plaque, a cash prize of $1,000, travel expenses and the opportunity to make a presentation at a dairy industry event co-sponsored by the CDRF.

Nomination forms for the 2005 award, which are due by September 24, 2004, are available at Once there, click on  “Awards/Giving” The winner will be announced in spring of 2005.

The California Dairy Research Foundation is a non-profit corporation that manages the research activities of the California dairy industry in the areas of basic and applied dairy product research, nutrition, dairy herd health, and food safety. For more information about CDRF and the research it supports, visit

California Dairy Research Foundation