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National Dairy Shrine Announces Marvin Kruse Membership Awards - November 2018

This recognition award is named in honor of Marvin Kruse a long time chairman of the National Dairy Shrine membership committee. Membership has served as the lifeblood of National Dairy Shrine since the very beginning in 1949.

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National Dairy Shrine Elects New President and Directors - October 2018

At the 69th annual meeting of the National Dairy Shrine, Larry Schirm of Laurelville, Ohio was elected President of the organization. Meanwhile, Nate Janssen, Wheaton, Illinois was chosen as President-Elect. Elected to the Executive Committee along with Schirm and Janssen were: Dr. Dennis Funk, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Janet Keller, Oregon, Wisconsin, Joel Hastings, Madera, California and immediate Past President Dan Bernick of Long Grove, Iowa.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES MERTON SOWERBY JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIPS - July 2018

DENMARK, WI - The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce the recipients of the Merton Sowerby Junior Merit Scholarships for 2018. These scholarships are designed to encourage qualified Junior status undergraduate students to pursue careers in the dairy industry or related occupations. This scholarship is named in honor of National Dairy Hall of Fame Pioneer and Klussendorf honoree Merton Sowerby.

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HAGENOW AND LEHNER AWARDED 2018 MCCULLOUGH SCHOLARSHIPS - July 2018

DENMARK, WI - Ashley Hagenow of Poynette, Wisconsin and Sarah Lehner of Delaware, Ohio, have been selected as recipients of the 2018 Marshall E. McCullough Scholarships given in memory of Marshall McCullough, the well-respected nutrition researcher and educator from Georgia. This scholarship is presented to two high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university to major in an agricultural communications field. The application process includes both a written application and, once finalists are chosen, a video submission responding to specific dairy industry questions.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES LANCASTER SOPHOMORE SCHOLARSHIPS - July 2018

DENMARK, WI - The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce the recipients of the Mike Lancaster Sophomore Merit Scholarships for 2018. These scholarships are designed to encourage qualified sophomore status undergraduate students to pursue careers in the dairy industry or related occupations. This scholarship is named in honor of National Dairy Hall of Fame Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder and Klussendorf honoree Mike Lancaster.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES KILDEE SCHOLARSHIPS - July 2018

DENMARK, WI - Denmark, WI. The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce the recipients of their Kildee scholarships for 2018. This scholarship has been awarded since 1950 to an outstanding graduate student in a dairy related field. Dean H.H. Kildee was a renowned educator at Iowa State University and this scholarship honors his great service to the future of the dairy industry.

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IAGER DAIRY SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO KRUSE & ROBISON - July 2018

DENMARK, WI - The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce two recipients of the 2018 Iager Dairy Scholarship. These scholarships were created by an endowment from the Charles and Judy Iager family of Fulton, Maryland. This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to second-year students enrolled in a two-year agricultural school and pursuing a career in the dairy industry. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, leadership ability, interest in the dairy industry, and future career plans.

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DMI AWARDS MILK & DAIRY PRODUCT SCHOLARSHIPS - July 2018

DENMARK, WI - The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce the recipients of the NDS / DMI Milk and Dairy Product Scholarships for 2018. These generous scholarships made possible by Dairy Management Inc. and NDS to encourage students to pursue careers in dairy product or milk marketing, dairy product development and/or quality control or similar roles in the dairy & food industries.

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DMI AWARDS EDUCATION & COMMUNICATION SCHOLARSHIPS - July 2018

DENMARK, WI - The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce the recipients of the NDS / Dairy Management Inc Education & Communication Scholarships for 2018. These generous scholarships made possible by Dairy Management Inc. and NDS to encourage students to pursue education or communication careers in the dairy product industry or related food industries. Major areas include Marketing, Education, Food Science, Nutrition (Human), Public Relations, Promotion, Social Media and Communications.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES 2018 CORE SCHOLARSHIPS - July 2018

DENMARK, WI - The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce the recipients of the Maurice Core Scholarships. These $1000 scholarships are given in honor of Maurice Core, the long-time Executive Secretary of the American Jersey Cattle Association, and former Executive Director of the National Dairy Shrine. The funds for this award were donated by the friends of Maurice Core. The Core Scholarships are given to freshman status students working toward a degree in dairy/animal science or related majors and demonstrating growing leadership skills.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES 2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - June 2018

Denmark, WI. - The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce the winners of their dairy scholarships for 2018. National Dairy Shrine will provide 40 scholarships worth more than $45,000 to students at their annual scholarship & awards banquet on Thursday, October 4th in Madison, Wisconsin. This announcement highlights the scholarship winners so their friends and family can plan ahead to attend the NDS Banquet. More detailed news releases on scholarship recipients will be published this summer as student recipient photos become available.

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RANDY & JENNIFER GROSS NAMED PROGRESSIVE COMMERCIAL DAIRY MANAGERS - June 2018

Randy and Jennifer Gross of Ash Grove Dairy, LLP in Lake Benton, Minnesota have been named the Progressive Commercial Dairy Managers of 2018. This award, given by the National Dairy Shrine, is designed to recognize outstanding dairy managers who have introduced and applied effective management and business practices to help achieve a more profitable dairy business. It acknowledges young dairy managers early in their careers and encourages others to look at a career in dairy production.

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AKINS ONE OF FIVE PIONEERS ELECTED TO NATIONAL DAIRY HALL OF FAME - June 2018

National Dairy Shrine has the privilege to honor five individuals for their lifetime service with the coveted Pioneer Award. These gentlemen are outstanding representatives of the dairy industry. Their recognition as Pioneers of the National Dairy Shrine only adds to the honor roll of leaders in the National Dairy Hall of Fame.

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EUSTICE ONE OF FIVE PIONEERS ELECTED TO NATIONAL DAIRY HALL OF FAME - June 2018

National Dairy Shrine has the privilege to honor five individuals for their lifetime service with the coveted Pioneer Award. These gentlemen are outstanding representatives of the dairy industry. Their recognition as Pioneers of the National Dairy Shrine only adds to the honor roll of leaders in the National Dairy Hall of Fame.

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STRANDLUND ONE OF FIVE PIONEERS ELECTED TO NATIONAL DAIRY HALL OF FAME - June 2018

National Dairy Shrine has the privilege to honor five individuals for their lifetime service with the coveted Pioneer Award. These gentlemen are outstanding representatives of the dairy industry. Their recognition as Pioneers of the National Dairy Shrine only adds to the honor roll of leaders in the National Dairy Hall of Fame.

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HARRIS ONE OF FIVE PIONEERS ELECTED TO NATIONAL DAIRY HALL OF FAME - June 2018

National Dairy Shrine has the privilege to honor five individuals for their lifetime service with the coveted Pioneer Award. These gentlemen are outstanding representatives of the dairy industry. Their recognition as Pioneers of the National Dairy Shrine only adds to the honor roll of leaders in the National Dairy Hall of Fame.

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BURKET ONE OF FIVE PIONEERS ELECTED TO NATIONAL DAIRY HALL OF FAME - June 2018

National Dairy Shrine has the privilege to honor five individuals for their lifetime service with the coveted Pioneer Award. These gentlemen are outstanding representatives of the dairy industry. Their recognition as Pioneers of the National Dairy Shrine only adds to the honor roll of leaders in the National Dairy Hall of Fame.

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GORDON DOAK NAMED NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE GUEST OF HONOR - June 2018

Dr. Gordon Doak, CEO of the National Association of Animal Breeders is recognized with the National Dairy Shrine's most prestigious Guest of Honor award. This award, presented annually, recognizes a contemporary dairy leader for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the dairy industry.

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RANDY KORTUS HONORED WITH 2018 DISTINGUISHED DAIRY CATTLE BREEDER AWARD - June 2018

DENMARK, WI - National Dairy Shrine is excited to announce the 2018 Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award Recipient. Randy Kortus of Lynden, Washington is being recognized as an active, progressive dairy breeder who, through expertise in managing a dairy-breeding herd based upon sound genetic and business principles, serves as a model of success throughout the nation.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES STUDENT RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIPS - June 2018

DENMARK, WI - The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce the recipients of the Student Recognition scholarships for 2018. The Student Recognition program recognizes graduating seniors planning a career related to the dairy industry who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, academic ability, and a sincere interest in dairy cattle. Each university is allowed to nominate up to two candidates for this recognition in any given year. The highest winner receives a $2000 award, the second a $1500 award and the other winners receive $1000 awards.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES 2018 ADULT AWARD HONOREES - May 2018

Denmark, WI. - National Dairy Shrine (NDS) is pleased to announce the winners of the Guest of Honor, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, Pioneer, and Progressive Commercial Dairy Manager awards for this year. These awards were designed to honor past, present and future dairy industry leaders that have contributed to strengthening and energizing the dairy industry.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 15 - February 2018

The National Dairy Shrine is again looking for applications for its annual scholarship program. Applications are accepted from March 1 until the deadline of April 15. Official scholarship application award forms are available on the NDS web site, www.dairyshrine.org under scholarships.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE AWARD APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 15 - January 2018

Denmark, Wis. - National Dairy Shrine is again seeking nominations for its most prestigious awards: Guest of Honor, Pioneer, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, Progressive Commercial Dairy Manager, and Graduate Production Award.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE NAMES CORNERSTONE AWARD WINNER DAIRY MANAGEMENT INC - October 2017

DENMARK, WI. - The National Dairy Shrine developed the Cornerstone Award to recognize organizations or corporations who have provided long-term support and exceptional contributions to National Dairy Shrine.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT AND DIRECTORS - October 2017

At the 68th annual meeting of the National Dairy Shrine, Dan Bernick of Long Grove, Iowa was elected President of the organization.

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