National Dairy Shrine Announces 2020 Dairy Hall of Fame Honorees

Joel Hastings

National Dairy Shrine (NDS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Guest of Honor, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, and Pioneer recognition awards. These awards were designed to honor present and previous dairy industry leaders that have contributed to strengthening and energizing the dairy industry. This year’s honorees will be inducted into the National Dairy Hall of Fame in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. More detailed informational news releases on each inductee will follow in the coming weeks.

Jay Mattison

Jay Mattison is the Guest of Honor, the highest recognition from the National Dairy Shrine. Mr. Mattison, Verona, Wisconsin is the CEO of National DHIA and a leader in the creation of the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding.

The Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder is David Patrick, Maple Dell Ayrshires of Woodbine, Maryland.

Through an anonymous selection committee these long time career dairy leaders have been selected as Pioneers.

Harold Barnum, (Fort Atkinson, WI), Dairy Sanitation leader and innovator

Dr Allan Bringe, (Madison, WI), Dairy Extension Professor for the University of Wisconsin Madison

Randall Geiger (Reedsville, WI), Dairyman and Dairy Cooperative Leader

Dr. Don Monke, (Plain City, OH), Animal Health Leader & Veterinarian at Select Sires

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the annual National Dairy Shrine Awards Banquet on Thursday October 1 in Madison, Wisconsin.

For more information about the banquet or about students or industry leaders being recognized by National Dairy Shrine, please contact our office at or visit our website Started in 1949 this non-profit organization honors dairy industry leaders, encourages future dairy leaders and records dairy history at the National Dairy Shrine Museum and National Dairy Hall of Fame in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.



  1. David Patrick is one of the finest individuals that I have ever met in my career as an Extension Dairyman. I am proud to say that I have been acquainted with Mr Patrick for the better part of 50 years and have never known a finer gentleman who represents both the breeder on the farm and several other aspects of the dairy industry. Dairy Shrine hit a home-run when it chose David Patrick as this years Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder.

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