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FIVE INDUSTRY PIONEERS RECOGNIZED BY NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE - June 2016

The dairy industry has been shaped with incredible leadership from pioneers that have shared their talents
with the world.

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TEKIPPE NAMED NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE GRADUATE PRODUCTION AWARDEE - June 2016

Iowa native, Jessica Tekippe, is the National Dairy Shrine's Graduate Production Award winner.

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SUN VALLEY JERSEY FARM IS HONORED WITH 2016 DISTINGUISHED DAIRY CATTLE BREEDER AWARD - June 2016

The recipient of the 2016 National Dairy Shrine Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award goes to Bearl and Joanne Seals of Sun Valley Jersey Farm in Cloverdale, Ore.

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DENIER NAMED NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE GUEST OF HONOR - June 2016

Richard Denier, retired General Manager of World Wide Sires (WWS) in Visalia, Calif., is being honored with the National Dairy Shrine's highest recognition.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES 2016 DAIRY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - June 2016

Denmark, WI (May, 2016), The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce the winners of their dairy scholarships for 2016.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES 2016 AWARD WINNERS - May 2016

Denmark, WI - The National Dairy Shrine (NDS) is pleased to announce the winners of the Guest of Honor, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, Pioneer, Progressive Commercial Dairy Manager and Graduate Dairy Production awards for this year.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS - February 2016

Membership in National Dairy Shrine has always indicated an individual’s willingness to promote future leaders, honor past and present dairy leaders and preserve the history of the dairy industry.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 15 - February 2016

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.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE AWARD APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 15 - January 2016

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

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT AND DIRECTORS - October 2015

At the 66th annual meeting of the National Dairy Shrine, David Pierson of Lake City, Minnesota was elected President of the organization. Meanwhile, Alicia Lamb of Oakfield, New York was chosen as President-Elect.

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AHLEM FARMS HONORED WITH 2015 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE DISTINGUISHED DAIRY CATTLE BREEDER AWARD - July 2015

Ahlem Farms Partnership, Hilmar Calif., has been selected as the National Dairy Shrine Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder. The partners are William and Carolyn Ahlem and Sabino Ahlem Herrera, DVM.

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WILSON NAMED NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE GUEST OF HONOR - July 2015

Doug Wilson, CEO of Cooperative Resources International (CRI) in Shawano, Wisconsin, has earned the highest recognition from the National Dairy Shrine. The Guest of Honor award, presented annually, recognizes a contemporary dairy leader for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the dairy industry.

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FOUR INDUSTRY PIONEERS RECOGNIZED BY THE NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE - July 2015

Pioneers within an industry are known for more than what they personally have achieved, but what they have created and shared with others. Every year, we recognize a few of these outstanding individuals, for their contribution and dedication to the dairy industry. The National Dairy Shrine has the privilege to once again honor four individuals for their service as an industry pioneer. Each recipient was selected by an anonymous committee, and their portraits will be on display at the National Dairy Hall of Fame and Museum in Fort Atkinson, Wis.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE RECOGNIZES BARHAM AND HEIJKOOP AS PROGRESSIVE DAIRY MANAGERS - July 2015

National Dairy Shrine is proud to recognize its 2015 Progressive Dairy Manager Grant Award winners. Each of these deserving recipients receives a travel grant of $2,000 to use for an approved education experience. Iris Barham of Mt. Berry, Ga., will be honored in the small herd category, while Johan Heijkoop of Webster, Fla., has earned recognition in the large herd category. Several organizations including National Dairy Shrine recognize outstanding breeders; however, this recognition is designed to recognize dairy managers that provide outstanding leadership and service to the commercial dairy industry.

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HEATHER GREGOIRE NAMED NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE 2015 GRADUATE PRODUCTION AWARDEE - July 2015

Massachusetts native, Heather Gregoire, is the National Dairy Shrine’s Graduate Production Award winner. The $2,500 award sponsored by Elanco - designed to recognize and encourage college graduates within the past nine years to pursue careers in commercial dairying and to gain ownership of dairy cattle with the intent of growing the size of their dairy herd - will be presented to Gregoire at the annual National Dairy Shrine Awards Banquet in Madison, Wis.

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SEVEN GRADUATES TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARDS - July 2015

The National Dairy Shrine is honored to announce seven Student Recognition Award winners. Selected from across the nation for their accomplishments and passion for the dairy industry, these students have proven themselves as leaders amongst their peers in the dairy industry. Recent Pennsylvania State University graduate, Isaac Haagen of Howard, Pa., is the top honoree and will be awarded $2,000. The second place award winner and recipient of $1,500 is South Dakota State University graduate Chelsey Johnson of Baraboo, Wis.

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THE NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE AWARDS $4000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS IN HONOR OF MAURICE CORE - July 2015

The National Dairy Shrine recently awarded the 2015 Maurice Core Scholarships to Tony Lopes from Gustine, CA, Ethan Haywood from Hastings, MI, Gabriella Sorg from Hastings, MN and Laura Jensen from Comstock, WI. Each of the $1000 awards are given in honor of Maurice Core, the long-time Executive Secretary of the American Jersey Cattle Association and Executive Director of the National Dairy Shrine. The scholarship is awarded to a freshman student working towards a degree in dairy or related fields with an emphasis on leadership and volunteerism.

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2015 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE/DAIRY MANAGEMENT INC. AWARDS $6,500 IN EDUCATION & COMMUNICATION SHOLARSHIPS - July 2015

The National Dairy Shrine (NDS) and Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) are pleased to announce that $6,500 in scholarships have been awarded to college students in education, communication or related fields. One $1,500 scholarship and five $1,000 scholarships were awarded. The NDS/DMI scholarships encourage students to pursue careers in dairy communication or education.

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2015 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE/DAIRY MANAGEMENT INC. AWARDS $6,500 IN MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS SCHOLARSHIPS - July 2015

The National Dairy Shrine (NDS) and Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) are pleased to announce that $6,500 in scholarships have been awarded to college students in dairy product development, milk marketing or related fields. One $1,500 scholarship and five $1,000 scholarships were awarded. The NDS/DMI scholarships encourage students to pursue careers in dairy products or milk marketing.

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IAGER DAIRY SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO JEAN AND HERSHBERGER - July 2015

The National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce Chelsea Jean and Leah Hershberger as recipients of the 2015 Iager Dairy Scholarship. This scholarship was created by an endowment from the Charles and Judy Iager family of Fulton, Md. These $1000 scholarships are 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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THE NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE AWARDS SIX JUNIOR MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS - July 2015

The National Dairy Shrine is proud to honor six outstanding students with Junior Merit Scholarships. Undergraduate, junior class standing students who have declared strong future career interest to work within the dairy industry following graduation are recognized based on leadership activities, academic ability and overall interest in a dairy related career.

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HAAGEN, KRAUS & DADO HONORED WITH 2015 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE KILDEE SCHOLARSHIPS - July 2015

Isaac Haagen and Amy Kraus have been selected as this year’s recipients of the NDS Kildee Graduate Scholarships and Bethany Dado with the Kildee Undergraduate Scholarship. All were selected based upon on academic success, dairy activities, leadership ability, and experience in the dairy industry, as well as future goals. The Kildee scholarship was started in honor of H.H. Kildee, dean emeritus at Iowa State University. The scholarships, two for students pursuing graduate studies and the one awarded to an undergraduate, are given to exceptional students in his name.

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KRAUSE AND MCBATH AWARDED 2015 MCCULLOUGH SCHOLARSHIPS - July 2015

Morgan Krause of Buffalo, Minnesota and Stephanie McBath of Schuylerville, New York have been selected as winners of the 2015 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 SOPHOMORE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS - July 2015

Four National Dairy Shrine Sophomore Merit Scholarships were awarded to Johanna Knorr Pelican Rapids, MN, Trevor Otte, Randolph, MN, Amber Gabel, Newport, PA and Elizabeth Endres, Waunakee, WI. Knorr received a $1,500 award, while the other three winners received $1,000 awards. The scholarship is awarded to a sophomore undergraduate student interested in a dairy career, while demonstrating leadership abilities.

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NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE ANNOUNCES 2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - June 2015

National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce the winners of their scholarships for 2015. National Dairy Shrine will provide more than $50,000 of scholarships and awards to students at their annual banquet.

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