MADISON, Wis. — Nominations for the 2023 World Dairy Expo Recognition Awards are being accepted through Feb. 1.
World Dairy Expo is honoring dairy industry leaders in three different categories: Dairy Producer of the Year, Industry Person of the Year and International Person of the Year.
Organizations, academic staff, producers and others involved in the dairy industry are encouraged to nominate individuals to recognize their outstanding work and dedication to the dairy industry.
Qualifications for each of the three awards being presented include:
• Dairy Producer of the Year: Presented to an active dairy producer whose primary source of income is derived from his or her dairy enterprise. This producer excels in efficient production and the breeding of quality dairy animals while incorporating progressive management practices. Award recipient’s community, government, marketing and World Dairy Expo involvement will also be considered.
• Industry Person of the Year: This award is presented in recognition of an individual’s excellence in research, development, education, marketing, manufacturing or other fields, which are a part of an industry or institution that provides goods or services to the dairy industry. A resident of the United States, this award recipient may be an active dairy producer whose primary achievements are industry focused.
• 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 international research, development, education, marketing, manufacturing or other fields, which are a part of an industry or institution that provides goods or services to the international dairy industry.
The individuals selected to receive these prestigious awards will be recognized on Oct. 4 during World Dairy Expo 2023 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.
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.
The global dairy industry will return to Madison for the 56th event, Oct. 1-6, 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.