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Find out what's happening with the movers and shakers in the industry, including award announcements and our popular New Hires section.

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One new director and several returning individuals were recently named to the board of directors of the Saskatchewan Forage Council (SFC). The appointments happened at the board’s annual meeting at Saskatoon.

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A Saint-Casmir, Quebec, family recently was honoured with the Dairy Farm Sustainability Award. Sylvain Laquerre and Noëlline Dusablon and their son, Benoit — sixth- and seventh-generation farmers —accepted the award from Wally Smith, president of the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), and Andrew Ritchie, managing director of DeLaval Inc.

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Lifelong dairy researcher Lowell D. Lindsay has been chosen for induction into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame. The companies Semex and EastGen (EG) nominated Lindsay for the honour.

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Dr. Filippo Miglior, senior research scientist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and coordinator of Research and Development at the Canadian Dairy Network (CDN), is the 2013 recipient of the J.L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding.

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Cargill has announced that Jeff Vassart has been named president of Cargill Canada, as well as the lead of its Canadian AgHorizons business. This announcement comes following Len Penner’s notice of retirement after 38 years of service with Cargill.

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced the reappointment of Randy Williamson as the chairman of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC).

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