William C. Haines Dairy Science Award Nominations Due November 5th

Annual Award Recognizes Individual Contributions to Dairy Science

Davis, Calif. – September 21, 2010 – The California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF) is accepting nominations through November 5th for the 7th Annual William C. Haines Dairy Science Award honoring individual scientists who work in support of dairy science.

The award is open to U.S. and international scientists who have made a significant contribution to dairy science and the betterment of the dairy industry through research and development in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, technology, nutrition, and/or engineering and includes a plaque, a cash prize of $1,000, travel expenses and the opportunity to make a presentation at a dairy industry event co-sponsored by the CDRF.

Nomination forms for the 2011 award, which are due by November 5, 2010, are available atwww.cdrf.org under “Awards/Giving.” The winner will be announced in March 2011.

Established in 2004, the William C. Haines Dairy Science Award is named for Bill Haines, the former Vice President of Product Innovation for Dairy Management Inc., in recognition for his contribution to and support of the field of dairy science. Previous award winners include Northeast Dairy Foods Research Center Director and Cornell University Professor David Barbano, Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center Director and North Carolina State University Professor Todd Klaenhammer, Professor Paul Ross, the head of the Teagasc Moorepark Biotechnology Centre in Ireland, Professor Harjinder Singh, co-director of the Riddet Institute at New Zealand’s Massey University, Victoria University Professor Nagendra P. Shah and Harold Farrell of the USDA.

The California Dairy Research Foundation is a non-profit corporation that manages the research activities of the California dairy industry in the areas of basic and applied dairy product research, nutrition and health, and dairy confidence. For information about the CDRF and the research it supports, visit www.cdrf.org.