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2020 dairy leaders recognized by World Dairy Expo


World Dairy Expo is preparing to recognize the recipients of the 2020 Expo Recognition Awards during the 2021 event this fall. Nominated and selected by their peers, these five honorees have made instrumental contributions to the dairy industry, their communities, and the world.

These individuals will be formally recognized during World Dairy Expo at the Dinner with the Stars, Sept. 29, 2021, at the Alliant Energy Center. Banquet tickets are available at

The 2020 Expo Recognition Award honorees are as follows:

Dairy Producers of the Year

Jim Ostrom, John Vosters and Todd Willer, Kaukauna, Wis., Milk Source, LLC

Industry People of the Year

Steve Eicker, King Ferry, N.Y., and Connor Jameson, Tulare, Calif., Valley Agricultural Software

International Person of the Year

Wijnand Pon, Garnwerd, Groningen, Netherlands, URUS Group

World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. Crowds of 60,000 people, from nearly 100 countries, will return to Madison, Wis. for the 54th event, Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, 2021, when the world’s largest dairy-focused trade show, dairy, and forage seminars, a world-class dairy cattle show and more will be on display. 

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