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  • Who should be U.S. dairy's Exporter of the Year?

    By Mark O'Keefe August 9, 2021
    The deadline for nominees is one week away to win this year's award memorializing Tom Camerlo, a dairy exports visionary and former USDEC chairman. 
     
    Dairy Foods magazine and the U.S. Dairy Export Council are teaming up again to choose and honor the 2021 Tom Camerlo Exporter of the Year. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 16.
     
    In its 16th year, the award is sponsored by USDEC in honor of Camerlo, a visionary Colorado dairy farmer and former USDEC chairman who died in 2009.
     

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    The award is presented by Dairy Foods for a dairy supplier that meets the following criteria:
    •  Exemplifies leadership in advancing U.S. dairy exports
    •  Demonstrates a strong commitment to export market development
    •  Makes exports an integral part of its overall growth strategy

    The winner will receive the award at the next USDEC membership meeting, scheduled for Oct. 19 in Chicago. 

    Nominate yourself or someone else

    Exporters may nominate themselves, or other companies. In addition, suppliers, consultants, association executives and others allied with the dairy industry may submit nominations.

    Submit nominations here or by clicking the red button. There is no cost. 

    Make your nomination
     
    Marketing and other benefits
     
    Winners benefit from: 
    • A tribute in front of industry leaders at USDEC's meeting
    • A handsome trophy to display at the office
    • A video by Dairy Foods magazine
    • An article in Dairy Foods magazine
    • An article in The U.S. Dairy Exporter Blog
    • A news release announcing the winner
    In short, being named Exporter of the Year is a marketing opportunity to communicate exporting success to customers, employees, media, government officials and the general public.
     

    Past winners

    To date, 15 dairy processors have been named Exporter of the Year, including:

    • Proliant Dairy Ingredients (2020)
    • BelGioioso Cheese Inc. (2019)
    • Milk Specialties Global (2018)
    • Sartori (2017)
    • Swiss Valley Farms (2016)
    • California Dairies Inc. (2015)
    • Dairy Farmers of America (2014)
    • Agri-Mark (2013)
    • Glanbia (2012)
    • Leprino Foods  (2011)
    • United Dairymen of Arizona (2010)
    • Hilmar Cheese (2009)
    • Schreiber Foods (2008)
    • Darigold (2007)
    • Davisco Foods (2006)
    Go here to read articles on past winners and learn more about the award.
     
    Once again, submit nominations here.


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    The U.S. Dairy Export Council fosters collaborative industry partnerships with processors, trading companies and others to enhance global demand for U.S. dairy products and ingredients. USDEC is primarily supported by Dairy Management Inc. through the dairy farmer checkoff. How to republish this post.  

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