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Dairy Girl Network (DGN) announces opening of nominations for the DGN Leading Impact award and the DGN Forward Under 40 awards. Online nominations are now open and due August 1, 2024. Award winners will be honored at the Forward TogetHER National Conference on November 5-7, 2024 in Kansas City, Mo.

The DGN Forward Under 40 award recognizes passionate dairywomen working to better the dairy industry today. The DGN Leading Impact award honors a distinguished dairywoman with involvement and leadership achievements positively impacting the dairy industry.

Nominees for both awards can be a dairy farmer, industry representative, educator and/or have multiple dairy related roles. The ideal candidate will have contributed success towards the dairy industry, is a leader within the agricultural sector and their community and be paving the way for future generations.

“Dairywomen are always moving the arrow forward for success in the dairy industry,” said DGN President and Founder, Laura Daniels, “DGN’s awards are milestone achievements honoring women in dairy who are positively influencing dairy farming into the future.”

Applications will be judged by an outside panel made up of anonymous industry professionals and dairy farmers. Winners will be notified in September. The nominee must be able to attend the Forward TogetHER National Conference on November 5-7, 2024 in Kansas City, Mo. More information about the awards and nomination forms is available on Nominations will close on August 1, 2024 at midnight CST. Anyone can nominate a deserving dairywoman for recognition of her achievements.

Self-nominations will not be accepted. All nominees should be an official member of the Dairy Girl Network. If they receive DGN emails, they are a member. If not a member, or if they need to register - it is quick, easy and free at

Dairy Girl Network partners with organizations valuing personal and professional development for dairywomen. Event sponsorships for the Forward TogetHER National Conference are available. If your company is interested in sponsoring to help the event be even more of a success, contact Visit to view an event agenda and register for Forward TogetHER.

The Dairy Girl Network connects women of the dairy industry, encouraging ideas and camaraderie in an effort to achieve personal and professional development. Designed as a welcoming network of passionate women involved in dairy, relationships will grow through shared experience, support and inspiration.

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