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World Dairy Expo recognizes influential dairy leaders

Published on 11 September 2019

World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Expo Recognition Awards to be formally presented during the 53rd annual event.

The honorees were nominated and selected by their peers for their contributions and excellence in the dairy industry and their community.



The 2019 honorees are as follows:

Janina SiemersDairy Woman
of the Year

Janina Siemers, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, Wisconsin




Steve MaddoxDairyman of the Year

Steve Maddox, Maddox Dairy,
Burrel, California



Randy ShaverIndustry Person
of the Year

Dr. Randy Shaver, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Department of Dairy Science, Madison, Wisconsin



Dr. Julio A. Brache

International Person of the Year

Dr. Julio A. Brache Arzeno, Rica Group, Santo Domingo, DN, Dominican Republic



These individuals will be recognized at World Dairy Expo’s Dinner with the Stars, Oct. 2 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center. Banquet tickets are available online (World Dairy Expo). All expo attendees and stakeholders are invited to attend the WDE welcome reception hosted prior to the banquet and featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres. end mark

—From World Dairy Expo press release