Ted O’Hara, Todd Ward and David Wood are recognized during Dairy Day breakfast
NYS Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY Director Tom Overton presented the PRO-DAIRY Agriservice Awards to Ted O’Hara, Auburn; Todd Ward, Delevan; and David Wood, West Charlton during the Dairy Day Recognition and Awards breakfast on August 29 at the NYS Fair. These awards are given in appreciation and recognition of outstanding contributions to NYS agriculture through support of PRO-DAIRY.
“This year’s recipients are recognized for their exceptional contributions and long-term support of applied research, management and education in partnership with PRO-DAIRY,” Tom Overton, PRO-DAIRY Director said.
Ted O’Hara, retired owner of Oakwood Dairy, is a longtime collaborative partner with PRO-DAIRY. He always willingly opened his farm for the betterment of the dairy industry, and especially supported farm business management programs.
Todd Ward, Direct Dairy Nutrition Services/Cows Come First, is recognized for his support of applied research and management programs, particularly in the area of dairy facilities and facility management.
David Wood is recognized for his longtime service with the New York Farm Viability Institute and as a staunch advocate for education programs and applied research, particularly related to business management.
PRO-DAIRY’s mission is to facilitate New York State economic development by increasing the profitability and competitiveness of its dairy industry. PRO-DAIRY specialists have made a positive impact on the technical knowledge, management skills and economic strength of New York State’s dairy industry since 1988. Visit PRO-DAIRY online at prodairy.cals.cornell.edu.