“Strauss believes in investing in the community in not only time, but resources,” said Winkelman, who works for Vita Plus Corporation.
Strauss serves on the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center board; the board of the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; the executive board of Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin; and as chairman of the Dairy Policy Committee for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. He’s a past president of the Professional Dairy Processors of Wisconsin and a former member of the Wisconsin Beef Council board of directors. Read more here.
2019 - Dean Strauss (Majestic Crossing Dairy)
2018 – Sandy Larson (Larson Acres)
2017 – Jeff Endres (Endres Berryridge Farms LLC)
2016 – Julie Maurer (Soaring Eagle Dairy)
2015 – Katie Grinstead (Vir-Clar Farms)
2013 – Daphne Holterman (Rosy-Lane Holsteins, LLC)
2012 – Jim Mlsna (Ocooch Dairy)
2011 – Dr. Don Niles (Dairy Dreams)
2010 – Crave Brothers Farms (Communicator) and Larson Acres (Leadership Award)
2009 – John Oncken
2008 – CALS Dean Molly Jahn
2005 – Terri Abing (Majestic View Dairy
2004 – Mark Diederichs (Lake Breeze Dairy)
2003 – Ed Larson (Larson Acres)