The Center for Dairy Excellence, Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association and Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania are accepting nominations for an industry awards program showcasing leadership, stewardship and excellence in Pennsylvania’s dairy industry. Four industry awards are offered annually, with winners being recognized at the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit and throughout the industry. They will also be recognized within a Dairy Hall of Fame at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.
Nominations should be submitted by November 15, 2016, with the individuals who are nominated notified in late November with a request for information by December 15, 2016. Winning candidates will be notified by January 5, 2017.
To read the industry request for nominees, click here.
To access an editable application with complete guidelines, click here.
To see 2015 Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Award winners, click here.
The four award categories include:
1. Pennsylvania Distinguished Dairy Producer Award – Recognizes dairy producers (either individual or farm enterprise) who have demonstrated superior management capabilities within their own dairy business and provide outstanding leadership and service to the dairy industry.
2. Pennsylvania Distinguished Dairy Woman Award – Recognizes a dairy woman who has distinguished herself in her leadership and service to the dairy industry, both on the farm or to the broader industry.
3. Pennsylvania Dairy Service Award – Recognizes an individual in the industry who has distinguished him or herself in serving the greater interest of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry and its individual dairy farms.
4. Pennsylvania Dairy Innovator Award – Recognizes an individual or business entity that has provided tremendous innovation to progress Pennsylvania’s dairy industry toward a brighter future, either by advancing the marketplace or creating new opportunities for innovation on the dairy farm.
Applications will be kept for consideration for three years following the year of submission. Nominators will have the opportunity to update the nomination application annually.
For more information, please contact Stephanie Roscinski at 717-346-0849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.