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Nominate industry leader for World Dairy Expo award

Ben Brancel with grandson Bryce feeding cattle
INDUSTRY LEADER: Ben Brancel, shown with his grandson Bryce, was World Dairy Expo Industry Person of the Year in 2017. Now is the time to nominate an industry leader for the 2018 Expo Recognition Awards.
Nominations for the 2018 Expo Recognition Awards are due by Feb. 1.

World Dairy Expo is accepting nominations for the 2018 Expo Recognition Awards until Feb. 1. Producers, organizations, academic staff and others involved in the dairy industry are encouraged to nominate individuals to recognize their outstanding work and dedication to the dairy industry.

Expo Recognition Awards will be presented in the following categories.

Dairy Woman and Dairyman of the Year. These two awards, the Dairyman of the Year and the Dairy Woman of the Year, are presented to active dairy producers whose primary source of income is derived from their dairy farm. The producers selected to receive these honors excel in efficient production and the breeding of quality dairy animals while incorporating progressive management practices. Award recipients’ community, government, marketing and World Dairy Expo involvement will also be considered.

 Industry Person of the Year. This award is presented to an individual in recognition of excellence in research, development, education, marketing, manufacturing or other fields that are a part of an industry or institution that provides goods or services to the dairy industry.

International Person of the Year. Living primarily outside of the United States, the individual who receives this award will be recognized for his or her contribution to improved international relations or the development of the dairy industry internationally.

The nomination form, along with lists of past winners, is available at, or by contacting the Expo office at 608-224-6455 or [email protected]. Nominations are due Feb. 1. The four individuals selected to receive the awards will be recognized at the Dinner with the Stars on Oct. 3, during World Dairy Expo 2018 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.

Source: World Dairy Expo

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