Earl Vander Meulen Award

Earl Vander Meulen Memorial Award

This award is established by his friends to remember the late Earl Vander Meulen.  It will be presented annually to the person that best exemplifies the qualities and values that Earl held dear. The presentation of this award to one individual will take place during the Jersey Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

This award commemorates Earl’s strong character, and recognizes his legacy of caring for family, establishing life long friendships, a strong faith and love of the farm. The recipient will be of high integrity, display a positive attitude and progressive leadership skills, involvement in the dairy industry and other community organizations.

Written nominations must be received by Jersey Canada by September 20th, 2016. Applications are open to anyone involved in the dairy industry – any breed. The applications will be forwarded to the selection committee to determine the winner. Nomination submitted for the award in the previous years need not be submitted again unless information needs to be updated.

The application form can be dowloaded here: MSWORD or PDF.

Past Recipients:

2010 - Dean Sayles, Spruce Avenue Farms, Paris, ON

2011 - Tom Pasco, Glenhaven Farm, Williamstown, ON

2012 - Kathy Beerwort, Lookout Holsteins and Jerseys, Hatley, QC

2013 - Dawn & George Kampen, Orangeville, ON

2014 - Michael Bols, Russell, ON

2015 - Don Hendrickson, Enderby, BC

2016 - Dennis Werry, Oshawa, ON