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2010 IAGER DAIRY SCHOLARSHIP WINNER - July 2010

Maribel, Wis. - The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce that Casey J. Arlig of Friendship, N.Y., 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. It is based on academic standing, leadership ability, interest in the dairy industry and plans for the future. Casey is currently enrolled at SUNY Cobleskill and is majoring in dairy production and management.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE NAMES GUEST OF HONOR RECIPIENT - July 2010

Maribel, WI . - Calvin Covington of King, North Carolina, who spent more than two decades barnstorming the U.S. to educate cheese makers about the yield and profitability advantages of using milk with high butterfat and protein content, has been named 2010 National Dairy Shrine Guest of Honor. The prestigious award is given each year to salute a contemporary leader for his or her outstanding achievements and contributions that benefit the dairy industry.

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2010 NDS GRADUATE DAIRY PRODUCTION AWARD PRESENTED TO NEW YORK PRODUCER - July 2010

Maribel , Wis. - The National Dairy Shrine announced the recipient of the 2010 Graduate Dairy Production Award as Timothy Northrop of York , New York . The award was first presented in 2009 and was created to recognize, encourage and assist qualified 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. The award is sponsored by Elanco Animal Health, and is awarded annually to a candidate who applies during their second to fourth year after college graduation.

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2010 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE/DAIRY MANAGEMENT INC. MILK MARKETING SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED - July 2010

Maribel , Wis. - The National Dairy Shrine (NDS) and Dairy Management Inc (DMI) are proud to announce that $8,500 in scholarships have been awarded to college students in agriculture or related fields. Elizabeth Olson 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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2010 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE DISTINGUISHED DAIRY CATTLE BREEDER AWARDED - July 2010

Maribel, Wis. - The unique value of elite Holstein genetics was made evident to William (Bill) Ramsey of Paradise Valley Farms at a young age. With strong roots in the dairying, Ramsey has continued his family's philosophy of looking towards the future of their dairy operation, the Holstein breed and the dairy industry.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS - June 2010

Maribel, WI (June, 2010) - National Dairy Shrine (NDS) is pleased to announce the winners of the Graduate Dairy Production, Progressive Dairy Producer, Pioneer, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, and Guest of Honor awards for this year. These awards were designed to honor dairy industry leaders that have contributed to strengthen and enliven the dairy industry.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES 2010 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - June 2010

Maribel, Wis. - The National Dairy Shrine announces the winners of their scholarships for 2010. The scholarships will be presented at the Awards Banquet at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday September 30th. National Dairy Shrine will provide more than $40,000 of scholarship awards to students at that event. For information about Awards Banquet or ticket reservations please contact the office of National Dairy Shrine at 920-863-6333 or e-mail at info@dairyshrine.org.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES A NEW VETERINARIAN AWARD - April 2010

Maribel, Wis. - Young dairy veterinarians can apply for a $5,000 grant for professional development which will ultimately help a young dairy veterinarian better serve their clients. The award is available in a collaborative project with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, National Dairy Shrine, and a generous sponsor AgriLabs.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS - March 2010

Maribel, Wis.– The National Dairy Shrine is again looking for applications for its annual awarding of over $40,000 in scholarships. Applications must be completed by May 1. Official scholarship application award forms are available on the NDS web site, www.dairyshrine.org.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ISSUES MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE - January 2010

National Dairy Shrine has issued a Membership Challenge to dairy companies, associations, and cooperatives to help recruit more members for the organization. Currently there are more than 18,500 dairy leaders among Dairy Shrine’s ranks, but the group also believes the staff and board members of many key dairy entities have not yet joined. The one-time, lifetime membership costs $50 and it makes a tremendous difference in the lives of many people. Last year alone, National Dairy Shrine awarded more than $31,000 in scholarships to young people. In addition, NDS preserves dairy history, honors key industry leaders, and maintains a history center in Ft. Atkinson, Wis.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE AWARD APPLICATIONS DUE - December 2009

Maribel, 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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ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT AND DIRECTORS - October 2009

Maribel, Wis. - At the 60th annual meeting of the National Dairy Shrine, Corey Geiger, associate editor of Hoard’s Dairyman, Fort Atkinson, Wis., was elected president of the organization. Meanwhile, Mary Shank Creek, an Ayrshire breeder and dairy producer from Hagerstown, Md., was chosen president-elect. Elected to the executive committee along with Geiger and Creek were: Dale Olver, University Park, Pa.; Ken Crandall, Provo, Utah; Erick Metzger, Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and immediate past president Kevin Stiles, Ankeny, Iowa. The National Dairy Shrine board of directors consists of 21 members. This year, four new directors were elected to the board. They included Coleen Jones, Craigsville, Va.; David Jones, Stillwater, Okla.; David Pierson, Lake City, Minn.; and Bob Rowe, DVM., Verona, Wis. Also receiving recognition was Bernie Heisner, Columbus, Ohio who won the 4-E Award.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS - June 2009

Maribel, WI (June, 2009), National Dairy Shrine (NDS) is pleased to announce the winners of the Graduate Dairy Production, Progressive Dairy Producer, Pioneer, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, and Guest of Honor awards for this year. These awards were designed to honor dairy industry leaders that have contributed to strengthen and enliven the dairy industry.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES 2009 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - June 2009

Maribel, WI. The National Dairy Shrine announces the winners of their scholarships for 2009. The scholarships will be presented at the Awards Banquet at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. on Thursday October 1. National Dairy Shrine will provide more than $35,000 of scholarship awards to students at that event.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE AWARD APPLICATIONS DUE - May 2009

Maribel, 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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DR. WILLIAM SANDINE HONORED AS NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE'S 2009 GUEST OF HONOR - May 2009

Dr. William E. ("Bill") Sandine, professor emeritus of microbiology at Oregon State University and a pioneering developer of applied manufacturing methods for cultured dairy products that are widely used throughout the world today, has been named the 2009 National Dairy Shrine Guest of Honor. The prestigious award is given each year to salute a contemporary leader for his or her outstanding achievements and contributions that benefit the dairy industry.

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DUANE CONANT HONORED AS DAIRY SHRINE'S 2009 DISTINGUISHED CATTLE BREEDER - May 2009

At a young age, Duane Conant of Conant Acres, Inc., Canton, Maine, developed a great love for registered Holstein cattle and a belief that these animals could be marketed for profit. It was this desire that led Conant to be one of the first dairy producers to participate in the global embryo market in the early 1980s.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES THEIR 2009 PIONEERS - May 2009

Each year National Dairy Shrine honors three or four living or deceased “pioneers” of the dairy industry. Nominated by members of National Dairy Shrine and selected by an anonymous committee, these Pioneers are honored at the National Dairy Shrine banquet at World Dairy Expo. Their portraits are then permanently displayed at the National Dairy Shrine Visitors’ Center in Fort Atkinson, Wis.

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2009 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE HONORS PROGRESSIVE DAIRY PRODUCERS - May 2009

For the past decade, the National Dairy Shrine has recognized young dairy producers ages 21 to 45 for their outstanding dairy farming practices. Each recipient receives a $2,000 educational travel award to use out-of-state to observe a dairy activity such as a management conference, trade show, seminar, or dairy herd visit to gain knowledge or new ideas to implement in their dairy operation.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES 2009 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - May 2009

Maribel, WI. The National Dairy Shrine announces the winners of their scholarships for 2009. The scholarships will be presented at the Awards Banquet at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. on Thursday October 1. National Dairy Shrine will provide more than $35,000 of scholarship awards to students at that event.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS - May 2009

Maribel, WI (June, 2009), National Dairy Shrine (NDS) is pleased to announce the winners of the Graduate Dairy Production, Progressive Dairy Producer, Pioneer, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, and Guest of Honor awards for this year. These awards were designed to honor dairy industry leaders that have contributed to strengthen and enliven the dairy industry.

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SELNER TO SUCCEED CORE AS NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - May 2009

Following an extensive search by National Dairy Shrine’s six-person executive committee, Dr. David Selner was chosen to succeed Maurice Core as the seventh executive director for the 59-year-old organization dedicated to preserving dairy history, promoting the dairy industry, and developing future dairy leaders. Selner will officially begin his role as executive director for National Dairy Shrine on August 1, 2008.

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