The California Dairy Research Foundation is accepting nominations through September 22nd for the 6th 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 2009 award, which are due by September 22, are available at under “Awards/Giving.” The winner will be announced in March 2010.