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DAIRY AWARDS: Nominations for the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Awards must be submitted by Nov. 15. Nominations must include a completed application form and one letter of support outlining why the candidate is qualified to receive the award.

Nominate next Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Award winner

Honorees will be announced at the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit on Feb. 5-6 in State College, Pa.

The Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Award program recognizes dairy professionals who excel in leadership, service and innovation.

Nominations are open through Nov. 15 for the 2020 award winners.

The program includes three awards and is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and the Center for Dairy Excellence.

“Dairy leaders across Pennsylvania are dedicated to growing our industry by leading others, serving their communities, and spurring innovation,” says Jayne Sebright, executive director of the Center for Dairy Excellence. “The Dairy Industry Award program gives us a chance to honor the leaders who are making an impact locally, at the state level and nationwide.”

The awards are offered annually to Pennsylvania residents and recipients will be recognized at the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit on Feb. 5-6 in State College, Pa.

Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:

Pennsylvania Distinguished Dairy Producer Award. This award recognizes individual dairy producers or farm enterprises that have demonstrated superior management capabilities within their own dairy business and provide outstanding leadership and service to the dairy industry.

Pennsylvania Dairy Service Award. This award recognizes an individual who has distinguished him or herself in serving the greater interest of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry and dairy farms.

Pennsylvania Dairy Innovator Award. This award recognizes an individual or business entity that has provided tremendous innovation to progress Pennsylvania’s dairy industry toward a brighter future, either by advancing the marketplace or creating new opportunities for innovation on the farm.

Visit centerfordairyexcellence.org/awards to submit a nomination and view past award recipients. All nominations must be received by Nov. 15 to be considered for this year’s awards. Nominations must include a completed application form and one letter of support outlining why the candidate is qualified to receive the award.

Individuals who are nominated will be notified in late November with a request for information due in December. Selected recipients will be notified by January.

Qualified applicants stay in the nomination pool for three years after being submitted for consideration. Nominators can update the nomination each of the two years following their original submission.

Contact Heidi Zimmerman at 717-346-0849 or email hzimmerman1@centerfordairyexcellence.org with questions or to submit a nomination application.

Source: Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.
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