Lely North America Announces The Way to Dairy Award Winner

As read in the Lely North America Blog on December 17 2018, “We are proud to announce Dustin Takes of Takes Dairy Farm in Iowa has been named the winner of the prestigious The Way to Dairy Award.

Takes was given this top honor for being a dairy farmer who best demonstrates and lives by the standards of sustainability and innovation while being an animal care advocate who is involved in the dairy industry.  Takes, who was selected by a panel of independent, dairy-industry experts, will receive his choice of a new Lely Astronaut A5 milking system or a recently re-launched Vector feeding system.”

One of four finalists identified for this award, Takes had to compete against strong competition which included: Charles Carter of Carterly Farm, Inc. in Indiana; Kasey Hudson of Baker’s Golden Dairy in Ohio and Emily den Haan of Haanview Farms in Ontario, Canada.

Each of these finalists were awarded a $20,000 Lely voucher to be used at their local Lely Center. Lely Centers span the U.S. and Canada from Quebec to Kentucky across the plains to California and into western Canada to serve dairy farmers across North America.”

  • Posted by Josie Rozum
  • On December 21, 2018