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Industry Leaders Honored at the 2022 Northeast Dairy Management Conference

2022 Richard Popp Memorial Leadership Award
John Noble of Noblehurst Farms

On day two of the NEDM Conference, NEDPA Director AJ Wormuth described the history of NEDPA’s Dick Popp Award and provided a heartfelt introduction of a mentor and 2022 recipient, John Noble of Noblehurst Farms.  

Thank you to Eileen Jensen of NYAAC for putting together a tribute video featuring family members Chris Noble, Sarah Noble-Moag, Rob Noble, mentees Tim Northrop and Jake Palladino, friends and fellow farmers Ron St. John and Sheldon Brown, NYS Ag and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball and Graduate School Dean Kathryn Boor of Cornell University.  CLICK HERE to view the tribute video

Congratulations, John! Thank you for your leadership in sustainability, innovation and for serving as a representative voice for the dairy industry on the CLCPA. 

Karl Czymmek Honored for Decades of Dedication to the New York Dairy Industry


 NEDPA, in partnership with PRO-DAIRY, recognized Karl Czymmek for two decades of leadership, research, and outreach on environmental sustainability and nutrient management work on behalf of NY’s dairy industry. Karl’s ability to work with farmers, researchers, and government agencies such as Ag & Markets and NYSDEC served as a valuable conduit to designing policy based on science and continuous improvement. Jon Greenwood provided a tribute to Karl’s leadership and Executive Director Tonya Van Slyke read on behalf of Meghan Hauser, who described Karl’s “brand” with these three words:

Communicate: Karl communicates effectively and meaningfully with people from all walks of life.

Collaborate: Karl’s respect for all people makes him a highly effective collaborator.

Committed: Karl believes in what he does. He has spent years throwing his heart and mind into thorny topics like nutrient management, air quality, the environment, water resources and many others, all on OUR behalf.

Thank you to the farmers, sponsors, dynamic speakers, agribusinesses, and our partners at Cornell PRO-DAIRY for a successful 2022 Northeast Dairy Management Conference! 

NEDPA Chair Named to City and State NY’s Agriculture Power 50 List

Congratulations to NEDPA Chair John Dickinson of Ideal Dairy Farms on being named number 8 on City and State NY‘s Agriculture Power 50 list! John, alongside 8 other dedicated board members, oversee the Northeast Dairy Producers Association’s work educating, supporting and advocating for dairy farms of all sizes across the state. The organization is part of the Grow NY Farms coalition, which is pushing to keep in place a 60-hour overtime threshold for farm laborers.

This is City & State’s first agriculture-focused list, highlighting public officials, farmers, business executives, association heads, labor leaders, policymakers and others who have shaped New York’s agricultural landscape.

Check out the full list here: https://www.cityandstateny.com/power-lists/2021/09/agriculture-power-50/185206/