Illinois dairy farmers recognized for industry excellence

The Illinois Milk Producers Association is recognizing Illinois farmers for their leadership, stewardship, and excellence in the dairy industry.

David Ruppert of Montgomery County is the recipient of the 2022 Dairy Industry Service Award. Ruppert served 20 years on the Prairie Farms Board of Directors and 16 years on the Illinois Board of Livestock Commission. He has also led the Illinois State Holstein Association as the organizations President, among other leadership roles.

The 2022 Dairy Sustainability Award was presented to Scheidairy Farm in Stephenson County, managed by Doug, Trish, Dan and Sarah Scheider. The 650-head Holstein operation is recognized for being progressive and environmentally cautious through practices like cover cropping and recycling water and sand in their barns. They host several tours to showcase environmental efforts including an annual tour for University of Illinois medical students.  

The honors were presented during the 2022 Illinois Milk Producers Association awards program.

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