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THREE STANDOUTS AS 2012 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE KILDEE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS - August 2012

Denmark, Wis. - Three outstanding students have been selected as the recipients of the 2012 Kildee Scholarships. This year's honors were bestowed upon two graduate students and one undergraduate student.

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JULKA AND JACKSON AWARDED IAGER DAIRY SCHOLARSHIP - August 2012

Denmark, Wis. - The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce Benjamin Julka and Emily Jackson as recipients of the 2012 Iager Dairy Scholarship. Sponsored by the Charles and Judy Iager family of Fulton, Md., this $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to second-year dairy students enrolled in a two-year agricultural school and pursuing a career in the dairy industry. Recipients are selected based on leadership ability, academic achievement, interest in the industry and future career plans.

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GALTON NAMED 2012 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE GUEST OF HONOR - August 2012

Denmark, Wis. - David M. Galton, who spearheaded the nationally recognized Cornell University Dairy Fellows program and was instrumental in the growth of the northeast U.S. dairy industry, has been named the 2012 National Dairy Shrine Guest of Honor.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE AWARDS DIESEL HITT 2012 GRADUATE PRODUCTION AWARD - August 2012

Denmark, Wis. - Diesel Hitt didn't grow up on a dairy farm but after his parents let him work on a neighbor's 45-cow dairy, he mind was made up. Dairying was what he wanted to do. After working from coast to coast from Florida to New York, Mr. Hitt settled on a dairy north of Watertown, New York. Through hard work and determination, he is the deserving candidate for the 2012 National Dairy Shrine Graduate Production Award.

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2012 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE/DAIRY MANAGEMENT INC. AWARDS OVER $8,000 IN MILK MARKETING SCHOLARSHIPS - August 2012

Denmark, Wis. - The National Dairy Shrine (NDS) and Dairy Management Inc (DMI) are pleased to announce that $8,500 in scholarships have been awarded to college students in agriculture or related fields. Theresa Twohey received a $1,500 scholarship and seven other $1000 scholarships were also awarded. The NDS/DMI scholarships encourage students to pursue careers in dairy product marketing.

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2012 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE DISTINGUISHED DAIRY CATTLE BREEDER - JAMES S. HUFFARD III - August 2012

Denmark, Wis. - James S. Huffard III, Crockett, Va., will be honored as the 40th recipient of the Distinguished Cattle Breeder award by National Dairy Shrine. This is the dairy industry's highest honor bestowed to a dairy cattle breeder and will be presented Thursday, October 4, 2012, during World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis.

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GALTON AND STOLL RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE PROGRESSIVE PRODUCERS - August 2012

Denmark, Wis. - Two exceptional dairy operations have been selected to receive the National Dairy Shrine's prestigious Progressive Dairy Producer award for 2012. In the small herd category (300 cows or less) Matt and Katie Stoll, Frosty Rock Holsteins of Cascade, Iowa are being honored. In the large herd category (300 cows or more) Todd Galton, Roll-N-View Farm, of Nunda, N.Y. are recognized. Embodying what the award seeks to recognize each farm utilizes progressive management practices to optimize their operations and have a proven track record of continuous improvement.

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MAURICE CORE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO MICHAEL SCHMITT - August 2012

Denmark, Wis. - Michael Schmitt of Rice, Minnesota has been named the 2012 recipient of the Maurice Core Scholarship by the National Dairy Shrine. This $1000 award is given in honor of Maurice Core, the long-time Executive Secretary of the American Jersey Cattle Association, and the Executive Director of the National Dairy Shrine. The funds for this award were donated by the friends of Maurice Core. The Core Scholarship is given to a freshman status student working toward a degree in dairy or a related field with emphasis on leadership and volunteerism.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE IMPROVES DAIRY EXHIBITS - July 2012

Denmark, Wis. - The National Dairy Shrine Museum in Fort Atkinson, Wis., announces the installation of a new farm diorama in its multi-media dairy display. The new diorama captures the essence of a modern dairy farm. As part of the project, the National Dairy Shrine Museum Committee chose the Hoard's Dairyman Farm as the model for the display. The new diorama includes scaled replicas of the Hoard's Dairyman Farm milking parlor, free stalls, calf hutches, tractors and other equipment, and the farm manager's house.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES 2012 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - June 2012

Denmark, Wis. - The National Dairy Shrine announces the winners of their scholarships for 2012. The scholarships will be presented at the Awards Banquet at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin on October 4th. National Dairy Shrine will provide more than $40,000 of scholarship awards to students at that event.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES 2012 AWARD WINNERS - May 2012

Denmark, Wis. - The National Dairy Shrine (NDS) is pleased to announce the winners of the Guest of Honor, Pioneer, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, Graduate Dairy Production and Progressive Dairy Producer awards for this year. These awards were designed to honor dairy industry leaders that have already or will soon contribute to strengthening and enlivening the dairy industry.

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90th COLLEGIATE DAIRY PRODUCTS EVALUATION CONTEST RESULTS - April 2012

Denmark, Wis. - For the 90th year the Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest tested the skill of students from university dairy programs across North America. This year's contest was hosted at the Kraft Foods Research Facility in Glenview, Illinois. Eleven colleges entered thirty three undergraduates and five schools entered seven graduate students for this unique competition.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 15 - March 2012

Denmark, Wis. - The National Dairy Shrine is again looking for applications for its annual scholarship program. Applications must be completed by 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 2012

Denmark, Wis. - 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.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT AND DIRECTORS - October 2011

Denmark, Wis. - At the 62th annual meeting of the National Dairy Shrine, Erick Metzger, Manager of National All Jersey from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was elected President of the organization. Meanwhile, Dale Olver, a Penn State University Professor from University Park, PA., was chosen as President-elect.

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2011 KLUSSENDORF/MCKOWN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED - July 2011

Denmark, Wis. - The Klussendorf Association has announced four 2011 scholarship winners and two more who earned the Whitey McKown Scholarship.

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TEN STUDENTS HONORED IN 2011 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE STUDENT RECOGNITION PROGRAM - July 2011

Denmark, Wis. - National Dairy Shrine recently recognized ten college students for their outstanding leadership skills, academic abilities, and interest in the dairy industry. The prestigious Student Recognition Award honors exceptional graduating seniors from across the country as they begin careers in the dairy industry or further their education.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUCES 2011 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - July 2011

Denmark, Wis. - The National Dairy Shrine announces the winners of their scholarships for 2011. The scholarships will be presented at the Awards Banquet at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin on October 6th. National Dairy Shrine will provide more than $40,000 of scholarship awards to students at that event.

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KRAUSE AND BURKEN FAMILIES RECOGNIZED AS DAIRY SHRINE PROGRESSIVE PRODUCERS - July 2011

Denmark, Wis. - Two outstanding dairy operations have been selected to receive the National Dairy Shrine's prestigious Progressive Dairy Producer award for 2011. Those two farms represent herds less than and greater than 300 milking. In the 300 or less category, Krause Holsteins, the Krause family from Buffalo, Minn., are being honored. In the 300 and more category, Blue Hyll Dairy - the Burken family of Clinton, Iowa are recognized. Both herds embody what the award seeks to recognize. Each utilizes progressive management practices to optimize their operations and have a proven track record of continuous improvement.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE RECOGNIZES FIVE INDUSTRY PIONEERS - July 2011

Denmark, Wis. - Each year the National Dairy Shrine bestows the honor of Pioneer to individuals who have made a lasting impact on the dairy industry. At the 2011 World Dairy Expo the five pioneers will be honored and join a long list of outstanding individuals who have also received this prestigious honor; their portraits will also be permanently displayed in the National Dairy Shrine Museum and Dairy Hall of Fame in Fort Atkinson, Wis. These industry leaders were nominated by a member of the National Dairy Shrine and are selected by an anonymous committee.

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GRESS AND KRULL 2011 McCULLOUGH SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - July 2011

Denmark, Wis. - Each year, two scholarships are awarded by National Dairy Shrine in memory of Professor Marshall E. McCullough, the well-respected nutrition researcher and educator from Georgia. Eligible students must be entering their freshmen year of college and plan to major in dairy/animal science or agricultural journalism with a dairy emphasis.

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2011 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE KILDEE SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED - July 2011

Denmark, Wis. - Three students have been honored as the 2011 recipients of the Kildee Scholarship Award, including two graduate students and one undergraduate. Receiving the Kildee Graduate Studies Scholarship are Chelsea Holschbach and Hannah Thompson.

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MANN AWARDED 2011 IAGER DAIRY SCHOLARSHIP - July 2011

Denmark, Wis. - The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce that Karessa Mann of Hilmar, Calif., is the recipient of the Iager Dairy Scholarship this year. The Iager Scholarship for $1,000 is awarded annually to a second-year student in a two-year agricultural school to pursue a career in the dairy industry. Award criteria include academic standing, leadership ability, interest in the dairy industry and future plans.

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2011 NDS GRADUATE DAIRY PRODUCTION AWARD PRESENTED TO PENNSYLVANIA PRODUCER - July 2011

Denmark, Wis. - Business savvy, a thirst for efficiency, and a passion for genetics that helped propel an already outstanding Lebanon, Penn., family dairy herd to even loftier heights, have earned Joel Krall the National Dairy Shrine Graduate Dairy Production Award for 2011. The award was created in 2009 to recognize, encourage and assist qualified two year or four-year agricultural college graduates to pursue careers in commercial dairying and to gain ownership of dairy cattle to grow the size of their herd. Entrants apply during their second to ninth year after graduation. Krall will receive a $2,500 cash award from sponsor Elanco Animal Health, which will be presented this fall at the NDS Awards Banquet during World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisc.

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2011 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE/DAIRY MANAGEMENT INC. AWARDS OVER $8,000 IN MILK MARKETING SCHOLARSHIPS - July 2011

Denmark, Wis. - The National Dairy Shrine (NDS) and Dairy Management Inc (DMI) are pleased to announce that $8,500 in scholarships have been awarded to college students in agriculture or related fields. Laura Weisz received the $1,500 scholarship and seven other $1000 scholarships were also awarded. The NDS/DMI scholarships encourage students to pursue careers in dairy product marketing.

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