World Dairy Expo has announced the recipients of the 2015 World Dairy Expo Recognition Awards. These prestigious awards are given to four individuals who were nominated by their peers for excellence and leadership in the dairy industry.

rosalie geiger

Rosalie Geiger

hank van exel

Hank Van Exel


kevin lang


Kevin Lang


jim dickrell


Jim Dickrell


Rosalie Geiger of Ran-Rose Dairy Farm in Reedsville, Wisconsin, was selected as this year’s Dairy Woman of the Year; and Hank Van Exel of Exels Holsteins and Jerseys in Lodi, California, was selected to receive the Dairyman of the Year award.

The International Person of the Year recognition will be awarded to Kevin Lang of Grace Valley Ayrshires and Holsteins, Fairfield Dairy in Howick, South Africa; and Jim Dickrell, editor and associate publisher of Dairy Today, from Monticello, Minnesota, was selected as the Industry Person of the Year.

These four award recipients will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the dairy industry at the annual Dinner with the Stars recognition banquet that will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin. Tickets will be available at a later date.  PD

—Press release from World Dairy Expo