News Release

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

CONTACT: Katie Schmitt, Communications Manager, kschmitt@wdexpo.com
PHONE:      608-224-6455

Instrumental Dairy Leaders Recognized by World Dairy Expo

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo® is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Expo Recognition Awards. Nominated and selected by their peers, these honorees have made instrumental contributions to the dairy industry and their communities.

The 2020 Expo Recognition Award honorees are as follows:

Dairy Producers of the Year
Jim Ostrom, John Vosters and Todd Willer, Kaukauna, Wis., Milk Source

Industry People of the Year
Steve Eicker, King Ferry, N.Y., and Connor Jameson, Tulare, Calif., Valley Agricultural Software 

International Person of the Year
Wijnand Pon, Garnwerd, Groningen, Netherlands, URUS Group

Continuing an Expo tradition, these individuals will be formally recognized during World Dairy Expo at WDE’s Dinner with the Stars, September 30, 2020 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center. Banquet tickets will be available at worlddairyexpo.com beginning on July 1. Expo attendees and banquet guests are invited to attend Social Hour with the Stars in the atrium of the Exhibition Hall prior to the banquet.

Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. Crowds of more than 62,000 people, from nearly 100 countries, will return to Madison, Wisconsin for the 54th annual event, September 29 through October 3, 2020, when the world’s largest dairy-focused trade show, dairy and forage seminars, a world-class dairy cattle show and more will be on display. Download the World Dairy Expo mobile event app, visit worlddairyexpo.com or follow WDE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube for more information.  

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