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MSU Dairy Farmer of the Year

Hank Choate named 2016 Dairy Farmer of the Year. Please follow the link for the full article:


Each year, the Department of Animal Science 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.

Nominations for the 2016 Dairy Farmer of the Year are now open and will be accepted until November 25, 2015. Nomination instructions and guidleines are contained in the nomination form.

Please download the form here: MSUDFY_Nonmination_form_2016.docx

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.