World Dairy Expo Unveils 2013 Recognition Award Winners

March 18, 2013 10:44 AM

Four outstanding dairy leaders will be honored at the 2013 Dinner with the Stars banquet Oct. 2 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.

Source: World Dairy Expo

World Dairy Expo (WDE) will be honoring four outstanding dairy leaders at the 2013 Dinner with the Stars banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the Alliant Energy Center (AEC) in Madison, Wis.

"We are very excited to feature the accomplishments of these four individuals for their contributions to the dairy business," shared Bob Kaiser, WDE Interim General Manager. "These world-class dairy industry leaders were nominated and selected by their peers and it is appropriate that they be honored at World Dairy Expo, ‘Center of the Dairy Universe.’"

The World Dairy Expo Recognition Award Winners include:
• Dairy Woman of the Year – Karyn Schauf, Indianhead Holsteins, Ltd. of Barron, Wis.;
• Dairyman of the Year – Velmar Green, Green Meadow Farms of Elsie, Mich.;
• Dairy Industry Person of the Year – Ken Nordlund, DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine of Madison, Wis.; and
• International Person of the Year – Pedro Hugo Testa, Reproductores S.R.L. of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dinner with the Stars includes a reception and banquet and will be held in the Exhibition Hall at the AEC. Tickets for this industry gala will be available at a later date.

Expo is recognized as the most important dairy event in the world and serves as a catalyst for the entire dairy industry. It serves as a global platform for visionary idea exchanges, progressive research sharing, and newly discovered technologies and products that can assist dairy producers. All dairy producers and industry professionals are invited to experience this world-class event that will include over 2,500 head of elite dairy cattle, over 850 exhibiting companies, Expo Seminars, Virtual Farm Tours, exciting youth competition and prestigious contests.

The 2013 World Dairy Expo theme is "Center of the Dairy Universe" and will be held Oct. 1-5 in Madison, Wis. Visit our website or follow us on Facebook.

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