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Nominate a dairy farmer to win DBA Advocate Award

Monday, October 29, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nicole Barlass, director of member relations
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Annually, the Dairy Business Association is honored to recognize one of its outstanding farmer members as our DBA Advocate of the Year. This person exemplifies many of the qualifications listed below. Please consider nominating a fellow member who you deem is a tremendous advocate for his or her farm and the entire dairy community.



Suggested Qualifications:

  • A DBA member in good standing (non-board member)
  • Active dairy farmer
  • Committed to sharing the real and positive message of dairy with today’s customers
  • Actively involved in other organizations, while also assuming leadership roles
  • Engages customers in farm tours and visits
  • Promotes the dairy community and farm through the use of social media
  • Develops opportunities to foster positive relationships with neighbors
  • Committed to standing up for the dairy community on a local and state-wide level

Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2018

Ways to nominate:

Special thanks to Vita Plus for sponsoring this award!

Past winners:

2003 – Ed Larson (Larson Acres)
2004 – Mark Diederichs (Lake Breeze Dairy)
2005 – Terri Abing (Majestic View Dairy
2008 – CALS Dean Molly Jahn
2009 – John Oncken
2010 – Crave Brothers Farms (Communicator) and Larson Acres (Leadership Award)
2011 – Dr. Don Niles (Dairy Dreams)
2012 – Jim Mlsna (Ocooch Dairy)
2013 – Daphne Holterman (Rosy-Lane Holsteins, LLC)
2015 – Katie Grinstead (Vir-Clar Farms)
2016 – Julie Maurer (Soaring Eagle Dairy)
2017 – Jeff Endres (Endres Berryridge Farms LLC)
2018 – Sandy Larson (Larson Acres)


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