Progressive Commercial Dairy Manager

This award recognizes commercial dairy managers (21-50 years of age) who have introduced and applied effective management and business practices that helped to achieve a more profitable dairy business. These dairy managers are leaders in other dairy organizations and their community. By creating awareness of these successes, National Dairy Shrine hopes this award will motivate and encourage other dairy producers to achieve similar goals.

2018

Randolph "Randy" & Jennifer Gross
Lake Benton, MN.

2017

Andrew & Brian Schilling
Darlington, WI

2016

Neil Rejman
Scipio Center, NY

2015

Iris Barham
Mt. Berry, GA. (Small Herd Division)

Johan Heijkoop
Webster, FL. (Large Herd Division)

2014

Amanda Stiles Lutz
Chester, SC. (Small Herd Division)

Peter Dueppengiesser
Perry, NY. (Large Herd Division)

2013

Bill & Kelle Calvert
Cuba City, WI (Small Herd Division)

Dana Metzger
Rock Rapids, IA (Large Herd Division)

2012

Matt & Katie Stoll
Cascade, IA (Small herd division)

Todd Galton
Nunda, NY (Large herd division)

2011

Charles & Robyn Krause
Krause Holsteins, Buffalo, MN. (Small herd division)

Martin & Lisa Burken
Blue Hyll Dairy, Clinton, IA. (large herd division)

2010

Luke & Derek Johnson
Joleanna Holsteins, Unadilla, NY. (Small herd division)

Andy & Lynnette Buttles
Stone Front Farm, Lancaster, WI (large herd division)

2009

Brian & Heidi Lantzky
Hawkeye, Iowa (Small herd division)

Richard & Jennifer Avila
Dalhart, Texas (Large herd Division)

2008

Robin & Kip Keller
Byron, New York (Small herd division)

Tim & Mark Keller
Kellercrest Holsteins, Mount Horeb, WI (Large herd Division)

2007

Christine & Troy Sukalski
Reiland Farms, LLP, LeRoy, Minnesota (Small Herd Division)

C.A. & Kristen Russell
Yosemite Dairy, Hilmar, California (Large Herd Division)

2006

Scott Bohnert
Bohnert's Farm, East Moline, Illinois (101-500 cows)

2005

Barb & Ernie Hanselman
Del-Rose Farm, Bloomville, New York (100 or less cows)

Mike Larson
Larson's Acres, Inc., Evansville, Wisconsin (101-500 cows)

2004

Michael & Heather Iager
Bulldog Holsteins, Rocky Ridge, Maryland (100 or less cows)

Jonathan Lamb
Lamb's Farm, Clarkfield, New York (101-500 cows)

2003

Christopher & Stephanie Anderson
Kissamee Holstein Dairy, Cazenovia , New York (100 or less cows)

Timothy Fessenden
Fessenden Dairy LLC, King Ferry, New York (101-500 cows)

2002

Leroy C. Clark & Michelle Wieghart
Cave Creek Jersey Farm, Spring Valley, Wisconsin (100 or less cows)

Dennis & Barb Mashek
Hilltop Acres Brown Swiss, Calmar, Iowa (101-500 cows)

2001

Jeffrey & Gayle Benedict
Lake Effect Holsteins, Pulaski, New York (100 or less cows)

Aaron K. Gasper
Lew-Max Holsteins LLC, Belding, Michigan (101-500 cows)

Kelvin Moss
Mountain Shadow Dairy, Litchfield, Arizona (500+ cows)

2000

Fred & Cathy Denier
Cal- Denier Holsteins, Galt, California (101-500 cows)

Brad & Lorie Brunner
Brunner Farms, Cecil, Wisconsin (500+ cows)

1999

Mark Rodgers
West Glover, Vermont (100 or less cows)

Jay & Laura Phipps
Douthit, Maryland (101-500 cows)

The Siemers Family
Siemers Holsteins, Cleveland, Wisconsin (500+ cows)