Veterninarian Continuing Education Scholarship Available

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Large animal veterinarians should apply for AgriLabs scholarship for post-graduate continuing education efforts. In collaboration with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), AgriLabs is offering an award to two veterinarians, one beef and one dairy. Named as a tribute to Bruce Wren, D.V.M., each award will provide $5,000 for professional-development training so these practitioners may better serve their producer-clients. …

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Winners of Dairy Quality Awards

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Congratulations to the winners of the National Dairy Quality Awards (NDQA), sponsored by Merial, in partnership with the National Mastitis Council (NMC) and Hoard’s Dairyman. Recipients of the 2011 NDQA Platinum Award are Ron and Terrie Brooks of Waupaca, Wis.; Ryan and Charina Dellar of Harrisville, Mich.; Michael and Nancy Kleinhans of Kiel, Wis.; Dean and Patti Tohl of Tillamook, …

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Sweetwater Valley Farm Honored

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Congratulations to Sweetwater Valley Farm of Philadelphia, Tenn., for being named the 2012 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year during a ceremony held at the International Dairy Foods Association’s Dairy Forum in La Quinta, Calif. Owners John and Celia Harrison received the award, which recognizes U.S. dairy producers that apply creativity, excellence and forward thinking to achieve greater on-farm productivity …

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Dairy Shrine Seeks Nominations

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National Dairy Shrine is again seeking nominations for its most prestigious awards: Guest of Honor, Pioneer, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, Progressive Dairy Producer, and Graduate Production Award. ”NationalThe Guest of Honor is given to a contemporary dairy leader for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the dairy industry. It has been awarded every year since 1949 when Dean H. Kildee was …

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Anderson Named Legislator of Year

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Congratulations to Minnesota State Representative Paul Anderson (R-District 13A: Starbuck, MN) for being selected as the 2011 Legislator of the Year by Minnesota Milk Producers Association. Anderson has demonstrated support to dairy farmers, the dairy industry and rural Minnesota by his actions at the State Capitol. Representative Anderson is the Chief Author of the bill to create Minnesota’s Dairy Research, …

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Dr. Linn Honored

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Congratulations Dr. Jim Linn, named Minnesota Milk Producers Association’s Bruce Cottington Friend of Dairy Award. Dr. James Linn is a nationally known dairy expert who served as the Head of the Department of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota from June 2007 until his retirement in September 2011. He earned his Ph.D. in dairy cattle nutrition from the University …

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Niles and Brancel Honored

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Congratulations to Dr. Don Niles, for receiving the Dairy Business Association (DBA) Advocate of the Year and Secretary Ben Brancel for receiving the DBA Leadership Award. The awards were sponsored by Vita Plus. Don Niles, DVM is co-owner and manager of Dairy Dreams, LLC in Kewaunee County. Dairy Dreams is a 2,800 cow dairy with a rolling herd average of …

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Enchanted Dairy Minn. Producer of Year

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Congratulations to Enchanted Dairy, LLP for being named Minnesota’s 2011 Producer of the Year! The award is given annually by the Minnesota Milk Producers Association in recognition of a farm that has a proven commitment to the dairy industry, manages its farm for future generations, and is active in their local community. Watch this video to learn all about the …

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Student Athletes Enter the Sammy Awards!

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Body by Milk is offering 25 student athletes the chance to win a $7,000 college scholarship and be featured in a Milk Mustache ad! Do you have what it takes? Enter the 2012 Sammy Awards! Are you a student athlete who excels in academics and community service? High school seniors who understand the importance of eating a balanced breakfast, with …

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Two Honored by DCHA

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The Dairy Calf & Heifer Association award two people with their 2011 Outstanding Industry recognition award. Congratulations to Darren VanBuuren, president and owner of Agri-Plastics of Grassie, Ontario, Canada, and Allin Butcher, director of sales and marketing for ROTO-MIX of Dodge City, Kan. Mr. VanBuuren and his company, Agri-Plastics, saw the need to supply dairy calf and heifer growers with …

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