Posted: October 8, 2012
Congratulations to Cy Conard, the winner of the 2012 Merle Howard Award! The Merle Howard Award is presented to the top junior exhibitor at World Dairy Expo who demonstrates exemplary skills in fitting, showmanship, and overall passion for the dairy industry.
The son of Wayne and Jen Conard of Sharon Springs, N.Y. Conard is the ninth person to receive this honor. This 17-year-old is a critical member of the family’s Ridgedale farm team and is involved in all phases of the operation, especially with cattle showing and fitting, livestock marketing and the cropping enterprise. Conard also stepped up in numerous ways to help with three sales held on the family farm within the past eight years.
Respected by his peers, Conard has agreed to serve on the 2013 selection committee for the judge of the Junior Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo. He also has agreed to serve on the 2013 Red and White Dairy Cattle Association Junior Activities Committee. He is a past New York Holstein Association Distinguished Junior Member finalist. And he is a graduate of Cornell’s Junior Dairy Leader Program.
Source: World Dairy ExpoWorld Dairy Diary coverage of the World Dairy Expo is sponsored by New Holland