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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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