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DBA Advocate of the Year

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:
  • 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

Meet the 2018 Advocate of the Year


Check out Sandy's involvement:

Sandy Larson is active in dairy promotion organizations, including the county Ag Business Council and the creation of an Ag Ambassador Program, the dairy breakfast committee and local dairy promotion council. Along with her three children, she is also involved in local and county 4-H programs. Larson serves as a dairy project leader and helped host the first fitting and showing clinic for dairy project members.

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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