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At their annual meeting on March 10, the National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) honored Richard “Dick” Sechrist, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, with the Outstanding Service Award. From 1975-1987, Sechrist served as the association’s first executive secretary.

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Names in the News

Barbara Hanselman
Bloomville, New York
The Daily Star recently published an article about a change proposed by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. to the current dairy insurance program. New York dairy farmer Barbara Hanselman spoke in favor of Schumer’s proposal, which would have dairy cooperatives pay 75 percent of the premium that farmers would need to pay if they want dairy insurance.

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Chris Leach

Christopher Leach
Sales Territory Manager
Advanced Animal Diagnostics
Plainview, Texas

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The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, established under the leadership of dairy farmers, announced the winners of the fourth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards on May 7, 2015, at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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Borden family

The New York Times recently spotlighted O.A. Borden & Sons dairy in Schaghticoke, New York, which has switched to a robotic milking system. Seventh-generation dairyman Mike Borden talks about the experience of being interviewed for the article.

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Anne Proctor

Anne Proctor
Dairy Technical Specialist
Agri-Nutrition Consulting
Junction City, Wisconsin

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