Obie Snider Award Nominations Due by May 31

4/13/2013 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Farmers and others can nominate a dairy leader for the 2013 All-American Dairy Show Obie Snider Award through May 31. The award recognizes dairy men and women who honor Snider’s character, ethics, service, leadership and professionalism.

The award will be presented at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the All-American Dairy Show, Sept. 7-12, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

Obie Snider, dairy producer and owner of Singing Brook Dairy in Imler, Bedford County, was one of the founding fathers of the All-American Dairy Show.

“This year, we honor the 10th dairy leader with the Obie, which is fitting as this is also a milestone celebration of the All-American Dairy Show,” said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. “The men and women who receive this award embody Obie’s vision for the show, which he helped develop half a century ago.”

Past winners of the award, in order of receipt, are Donald Seipt of Easton, Northampton County; Creedin Cornman of Carlisle, Cumberland County; David Patrick of Woodbine, Md.; Berneta Gable of New Enterprise, Bedford County; Dieter Krieg of Lititz, Lancaster County; George Cashell of Shippensburg, Franklin County; John Cope of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County; Janet Harding of Clarion, Clarion County; and William Nichol of State College, Centre County.

For an application or more information, visit or contact Jim Sharp at 717-787-2905 or jasharp<\@>

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