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Holstein Canada has selected the two judges to officiate the 2013 National Black and White Holstein Show and 2013 Red and White National Holstein Show during the 2013 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF).

The 2013 National Black and White Holstein Show judge is John Crowley of Hastings, Ontario.

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Lydia Harrison of Durham, Ontario, and Dasha Metropolitansky of Oakville, Ontario, have been named this year's first-place winners in the 28th annual Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition.

The competition took place Nov. 3 at the Royal Winter Fair.

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Mark Clarke, general manager of World Dairy Expo, has submitted his resignation to the WDE executive committee. Clarke has accepted another management position that will be announced soon.

At the time when Clarke took over as leader of World Dairy Expo, it was a well-established dairy industry event. In 2007, the event was drawing 66,000 visitors including 2,100 international guests from 80 countries.

The recent 2012 event hosted nearly 72,000 visitors and 2,950 of those traveled from 95 countries.

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Chris Parry
Langley, British Columbia
General Manager


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Cameron Towers of Glencoe, Ontario, has been selected to represent Canada in the annual Australia Young Adult Exchange for 2013.

Towers will spend three months in Australia and New Zealand, gaining an appreciation for their dairy industries, while at the same time promoting the Canadian dairy industry and Holstein genetics.

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