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MSU Dairy Farmer of the Year

Nominations for the 2017 Dairy Farmer of the Year are now open and will be accepted until November 1, 2016. Nomination instructions and guidelines are contained in the nomination form. Please download the form here: MSUDFY_Nonmination_form_2017.pdf

The MSU Department of Animal Science has been recognizing outstanding Michigan dairy farmers since 1958, and the MSU Dairy Farmer of the Year Award is the highest honor bestowed by the department. The Department selects a person or persons (dairy farmer) who has exhibited outstanding (1) management of their dairy farm business and (2) leadership in the Michigan dairy industry from a pool of nominees.

Hank Choate named 2016 Dairy Farmer of the Year. To read about Mr. Choate, please follow the link below: