California Dairyman Named 2013 Young Dairy Leaders Institute Distinguished Alumnus
Brad Scott, Moreno Valley, Calif. dairyman, has been named the Holstein Foundation's 2012 Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) Distinguished Alumni Leader Award recipient. The Holstein Foundation recognizes one YDLI alum annually who has made notable contributions and utilized skills gained during their YDLI experience for the betterment of the dairy industry. Scott was a graduate of YDLI Class 3.
Brad is a partner in his family business, Scott Brothers Dairy Farm, part of the fourth generation operating the dairy farm and processing business. They sell a variety of products including fluid milk, frozen yogurt, and sour cream.
"Through my experience with Young Dairy Leaders Institute, the program showed me that there are many opportunities as a dairy producer to tell our story in our local communities, but the dairy industry is also much bigger than just your home area," said Scott. "We have a great story in the dairy industry, and need to take every opportunity we have to tell that story through other channels."
Aside from his work with their 1,100 cow dairy and processing business, Brad is an involved member of several agricultural organizations. He has served on the board of directors for the Milk Producers Council, California Beef Council, California Dairy Herd Improvement Association, National Dairy Board, among others, and is also a current member of Holstein Association USA's Legislative Affairs committee.
Scott Brothers Dairy annually plays host to numerous groups, from local Boy Scout troops and area families to larger bus tours and international guests. Scott takes advantage of the many opportunities presented to him to serve as an advocate for the industry, both in his community and as a member of the Dairy Farmer Spokesperson Network. He has spoken to a wide range of audiences, including local Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, local and state legislators, and national media groups. In 2011, he traveled oversees to Tokyo, Japan on a dairy trade mission with the U.S. Dairy Export Council to learn how the U.S. can increase sales of dairy products to Japan.
Scott will be recognized during the upcoming YDLI Class 8, Phase I program, February 6-9, 2013, in Albuquerque, N.M. The Young Dairy Leaders Institute, a program of the Holstein Foundation, is a nationally recognized three-phase leadership and communication skills development program for young adults working in the dairy industry. For more information on YDLI or other Holstein Foundation programs, visit www.holsteinfoundation.org or contact Jodi Hoynoski at 800.952.5200, ext. 4261, or firstname.lastname@example.org.