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Davis, Calif.—The California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF) is accepting nominations through September 23 for the second William C. Haines Dairy Science Award.

The award honors individuals who work in support of dairy science. 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 are eligible for the award, which 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.

“I encourage all dairy scientists to nominate themselves or their colleagues. It is an excellent way of receiving recognition for their hard work, while sharing their knowledge with the industry,” said Dr. Joseph O’Donnell, executive director of the CDRF.

Northeast Dairy Foods Research Center Director and Cornell University Professor David Barbano received the inaugural William C. Haines Dairy Science Award at the 7th Cal Poly Symposium on Advances in Dairy Product Technology this past February.

Nomination forms for the 2006 award, which are due by September 23, 2005, are available at www.cdrf.org under “Awards/Giving.” The winner will be announced in early 2006.

Established in 2004, the William C. Haines Dairy Science Award is named for Bill Haines, most recently the Vice President of Product Innovation for Dairy Management Inc., in recognition for his contribution to and support of the field of dairy science.

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.