News Release

Monday, January 16, 2017

CONTACT: Kristin Olson, Media Relations Manager, kolson@wdexpo.com
PHONE:      608-224-6455

World Dairy Expo Recognition Award Nominations Closing Soon

MADISON, WIS. – Time is limited to nominate deserving individuals for the 2017 World Dairy Expo Recognition Awards. The nomination window is open through February 1 for the four award categories, including Dairy Woman, Dairyman, Industry and International Persons of the Year.

As the award program is restarted after a year hiatus to observe WDE’s 50th Anniversary, the Expo Recognition Committee is excited about changes made to the program. “Expo’s process for nominating honorees has been updated and simplified to make it easier to submit nominations,” explains Steve Larson, chairman of the committee.

Past award recipients, such as Lowell Lindsey, the 2014 International Person of the Year, recognize the prestige that these awards encompass. “It’s a highly regarded award in the dairy industry, and the recognition is a highlight of my career and for me personally.”

Applications and more details about the awards are available here or by contacting the Expo office at 608-224-6455 or wde@wdexpo.com. Honorees will receive their recognition during World Dairy Expo, Oct. 3-7, 2017, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.

For five decades, the global dairy industry has been meeting in Madison, Wis. for World Dairy Expo. Crowds of nearly 75,000 people from more than 100 countries attended the annual event in 2016. WDE will return Oct. 3-7, 2017 as attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to “Discover New Dairy Worlds.” Visit worlddairyexpo.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@WDExpo or #WDE2017) for more information.   

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