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"Salute to Wisconsin Dairy Professionals" Project Seeks Nominees

Apr 25, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (April 23, 2013) — WISC-TV in Madison has kicked off a “Salute to Wisconsin Dairy Professionals” project recognizing dairy professionals in Southern Wisconsin for the positive contributions they make to the dairy industry and local communities.

From April 22 through May 16, WISC-TV and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, the project’s sponsor, invite the public to nominate dairy-related professionals who have distinguished themselves for positive contributions to the industry and its critical role in Wisconsin’s economy. Nominees must play an active role in the dairy industry, such as dairy farmer/family, cheesemaker, educator, veterinarian, government liaison, administrator or policy maker, etc., and be an adult Wisconsin resident residing in one of the following counties: Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green Lake, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Lafayette, Marquette, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Walworth or Waukesha (these counties are in the WISC-TV’s viewing area).

Online nominations can be made at (look for the “Nominate a Dairy Professional” link) and under the “Contests” section. Simply complete the nomination form along with an explanation of why the nominee deserves to be considered for a “Salute to Wisconsin Dairy Professionals” award. Only one entry per person will be accepted, and entrants may nominate themselves.

A panel of experts will judge the entries, and eight winners will be selected May 17. One winner per week will then be announced throughout June and July, posted on and plus broadcast on WISC-TV and TVW14. For more details and official rules, visit or

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