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Industry Honor Roll: Mentor of the Year Award

Published on 16 October 2015

In recognition of his commitment to mentoring bovine veterinary students and young veterinarians, Merck Animal Health and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) presented Dean Christianson, DVM, with the Mentor of the Year Award at the 2015 AABP Annual Conference in New Orleans.

The annual award honors an individual who is dedicated to educating, guiding and advancing the careers of future bovine veterinarians.



On Sept. 21, Horizon Organic announced the 2015 recipients of two annual awards that honor its family farmers. Paul and Diane Staehely of Staehely’s Valley Veue Dairy in Oregon City, Oregon, received the Horizon Organic Producer Education (HOPE) Award for being advocates for organic agriculture.

Gerard and Kay Spinner of Rainbow’s End farm in Fort Covington, New York, won the National Quality Award, which recognizes the Horizon farmer who produces the highest-quality organic milk in Horizon’s milk supply.  PD