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George Blush, Silver Lake, Kansas, has been selected as the 35th Kansas Dairy Leader. The award will be presented Sept. 1.
Kansas Dairy Leader portraits hang in Call Hall on the Kansas State University campus. This prestigious award was inaugurated in 1952 and is sponsored by the Kansas Dairy Association.
Blush started his 36-year career with the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) in 1985 as a dairy program field inspector. Later positions included milk processing plant specialist, FDA certified milk rating officer, and then served as the dairy program manager for 19 years. He is currently the agribusiness services director for the department overseeing all regulatory programs including food safety, dairy, animal feed, meat and poultry, pesticide, fertilizer, plant protection, weights and measures and the agriculture laboratory.