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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.