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MADISON - World Dairy Expo® (WDE) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Expo Recognition Awards now through Feb. 1, 2018. 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.

WDE 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 WDE 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, which 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 their 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 worlddairyexpo.com or by contacting the Expo office at 608-224-6455 or wde@wdexpo.com. Nominations are due Feb. 1, 2018.

The four individuals selected to receive the awards will be recognized at Dinner with the Stars on Wednesday, Oct. 3 during World Dairy Expo 2018 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.

The WDE 52nd annual event returns to Madison Oct. 2-6, 2018, 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. 

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