National Dairy FARM Program Announces 2022 Excellence Award Winners – Cowsmo

National Dairy FARM Program Announces 2022 Excellence Award Winners

The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program last week announced the winners of the second annual FARM Excellence Awards.

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FARM Excellence Award Winners. Photo supplied.

Through these awards, the FARM Program recognized three farms and one evaluator who go above and beyond industry standards through their commitment to innovation and continuous improvement. The 2022 FARM Excellence Award recipients are:

  • Animal Care & Antibiotic Stewardship — MVP Dairy, LLC (Danone North America)
  • Environmental Stewardship — Kibler Dairy Farms, Inc. (Dairy Farmers of America)
  • Workforce Development — Double A Dairy, LLC (Glanbia Nutritionals)
  • Evaluator of the Year — Ruth McCuin (Agri-Mark, Inc.)

“The 2022 FARM Excellence Awards winners are a truly special group that embraced FARM Program principles and have raised the bar for what is possible in our industry,” Vice President of the FARM Program Emily Yeiser Stepp said. “They’re great models for on-farm social responsibility.”

Winners were announced Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of the National Dairy Board, the National Milk Producers Federation and the United Dairy Industry Association in Aurora, Colorado.

The FARM Excellence Awards were created in 2021 to celebrate farms that are dedicated to continuous improvement in one or more FARM Program areas, and a FARM Program evaluator for their exceptional care and attention to the farms they evaluate. The awards are judged by FARM Farmer Advisory Council members and other subject matter experts. Farms and evaluators can be nominated by fellow dairy farmers and evaluators, members of their communities, extension, cooperative or processor staff, veterinarians, or other industry professionals.

More information about the FARM Excellence Awards and the 2022 award winners is available on the FARM Excellence Awards page. 

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