World Dairy Expo is seeking dairy producers and industry leaders for four annual awards.

The four award categories include: “Industry Person of the Year,” “Dairyman of the Year,” “Dairy Woman of the Year” and “International Person of the Year.”

The “Industry Person of the Year” is presented to a person in recognition for excellence in research, development, education, marketing or other fields in the dairy industry.

The “Dairyman of the Year” and “Dairy Woman of the Year” awards recognize individuals who are active dairy producers and whose primary income is derived from their dairy operation. The dairy needs to demonstrate and excel in efficient production and breeding of quality animals. Progressive management practices, along with community involvement and other activities, also will be considered.

The “International Person of the Year” will be recognized for contributions to international relations, business development, trade or cooperation in the dairy industry.

Award winners will be honored at the Dinner With the Stars during World Dairy Expo, Oct. 2-6, 2002, in Madison, Wis.

Nominations for each of these categories are due Feb. 1, 2002. Applications are available by calling the World Dairy Expo office at (608) 224-6455, or by sending an e-mail to:

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