The dairy industry gathers from around the world each fall in Madison, Wisconsin, to share the very best show cattle, genetics, equipment, research and services. “Only the best come to World Dairy Expo. So, it is only fitting to honor four individuals for their outstanding contributions to the dairy business,” remarks Mark Clarke, World Dairy Expo general manager.

“We are privileged to highlight the accomplishments of these special dairy industry leaders who were nominated and selected by their peers.”

World Dairy Expo’s 2012 Recognition Award Winners include:

  • Dairyman of the Year: John Fiscalini, Fiscalini Farms, Modesto, California
  • Dairy Woman of the Year: Mary Shank Creek, Palmyra Farm, Hagerstown, Maryland
  • Dairy Industry Person of the Year: Dr. Sheila McGuirk, University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, Wisconsin
  • International Person of the Year: Dr. Abelardo Martinez, editor and publisher of Hoard’s Dairyman en Español, Tlalnepantla, Mexico

The recipients will be honored during World Dairy Expo at a formal “Dinner with the Stars” banquet, held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Tickets will be available at a later date for people who wish to attend the award banquet. PD


—From World Dairy Expo news release