Missouri Dairy Business Update
2016 Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Awards
Established in 1988, following the merger of the Association of Missouri Dairy Organizations with the Missouri Dairy Association, the Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Foundation has two goals: to maintain and perpetuate a Dairy Hall of Honors to recognize outstanding leadership in the Missouri dairy industry including excellence of achievement among dairy cattle breeders. The second goal is to provide an archive for the preservation of records and memorabilia of the Missouri dairy industry in cooperation with the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The Foundation presents four annual awards. The Dairy Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service and provided leadership for the Missouri dairy industry over a period of time. The Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award honors living active Missouri dairy cattle breeders who have attained state and national recognition for achievements in breeding and developing outstanding cattle. The Meritorious Service Award recognizes and honors those individuals, usually in dairy related fields, who have rendered outstanding support and service to the Missouri dairy industry. The Pioneer Dairy Leadership Award honors posthumously those Missouri dairy leaders who, if living, would meet the criteria for the Dairy Leadership Award.
2015 Award Winners
- Dairy Leadership: Ed Mullins, Prairie Farms, Carlinville, Illinois
- Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder: Keith Dixon, Phillipsburg, Missouri
- Meritorious Service: Ted Probert, Mountain Grove, Missouri
- Pioneer Dairy Leadership: Jerry King, Butler, Missouri
- Pioneer Dairy Leadership: W.H. Hood, Pleasant Hope, Missouri