World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Expo Recognition Awards to be formally presented during the 53rd annual event, October 1-5 in Madison, Wisconsin. The honorees were nominated and selected by their peers for their contributions and excellence in the dairy industry and their community.
With esteem, we announce the 2019 honorees:
Dairy Woman of the Year
- Janina Siemers, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, Wis.
Dairyman of the Year
- Steve Maddox, Maddox Dairy, Burrel, Calif.
Industry Person of the Year
- Dr. Randy Shaver, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Dairy Science, Madison, Wis.
International Person of the Year
- Dr. Julio A. Brache Arzeno, Rica Group, Santo Domingo, DN, Dominican Republic
These individuals will be recognized at World Dairy Expo’s Dinner with the Stars, October 2, 2019 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center. Banquet tickets will be available online at worlddairyexpo.com beginning July 1. All Expo attendees and stakeholders are invited to attend the WDE Welcome Reception hosted prior to the banquet and featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. Crowds of more than 65,000 people, from nearly 100 countries, will return to Madison, Wis. for the 53rd annual event, October 1-5, 2019, when the world’s largest dairy-focused trade show, dairy and forage seminars, a world-class dairy cattle show and more will be on display. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or follow WDE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or YouTube for more information.