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World Dairy Expo Seeks 2012 Award Nominations

World Dairy Expo Seeks 2012 Award Nominations

Deadline is Feb. 15.

Outstanding dairy leaders from across the global dairy industry are being sought for World Dairy Expo's annual recognition awards.  "We're encouraging people to nominate people who have demonstrated exceptional leadership," says Mark Clarke, General Manager. "It adds to the excitement of Expo as we recognize and honor the best leaders within the dairy industry."

Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 15, in the following four categories:

Dairy Woman of the Year         

Dairyman of the Year

Industry Person of the Year

International Person of the Year

The Dairy Woman and Dairyman of the Year awards are presented to individuals who are active dairy producers and whose primary source of income is derived from their dairy operation.  His/her farming operation needs to demonstrate and excel in the breeding of quality animals and efficient production.  Progressive management practices, along with involvement in community, government activities, breed organizations and other aspects of the dairy industry will also be considered.

The Industry Person of the Year award is presented to an individual in recognition of excellence in research, development, education, marketing or other fields that are part of the dairy industry.

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

World Dairy Expo is the largest dairy-focused trade show and international dairy cattle show annually drawing more than 65,000 visitors from 90 countries.  "Market Fresh" is the theme for the 2012 show.

Individuals will be honored at the Dinner with the Stars at World Dairy Expo Oct. 3, in Madison.

Nominations for 2012 recognition awards are due Wednesday, Feb. 15.  Official applications and lists of previous winners are available online at  Click on the About Expo tab at the top of the page; then select Recognition Winners on the left side of the page.  Applications may also be requested from the World Dairy Expo office by calling 608-224-6455 or via email at
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