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Soaring Eagle Awards

Honoring leaders within MIF, NCI and IICA for their overall contributions to the dairy industry

The Soaring Eagle award recognizes the extraordinary service of leaders in the dairy industry and those who have provided exemplary leadership to IDFA, the International Ice Cream Association, the Milk Industry Foundation and the National Cheese Institute.

IDFA presented 2017 Soaring Eagle Awards to two outgoing officers: Ron Dunford, who recently retired as president of Schreiber US, and Rachel Kyllo, senior vice president, innovation and growth, Kemps LLC. The awards were presented during IDFA's board meeting in October.  

Previous recipients of the IDFA Soaring Eagle Award:

  • Jeffrey Kaneb
  • Patricia Stroup
  • Mike Wells
  • Mike Nosewicz
  • Ed Mullins
  • Jon Davis
  • Robert Allen
  • Tom Angott
  • Tom Badciong
  • Rick Beaman
  • C.O. "Tex" Beshears
  • Miriam Erickson Brown
  • George Cornell
  • Howard M. Dean
  • Jim Erickson
  • Miles Ezell
  • Dave Fuhrmann
  • Lou Gentine
  • Jim Green
  • Brian Haugh
  • Betsy Holden
  • Larry Jensen
  • John Jeter
  • John Kinnett, Jr.
  • Ed Kruse
  • Paul Kruse
  • Bill Oldenburg
  • Delton Parks
  • Arthur Pappathanasi
  • Brian Perry
  • Tom Perry
  • Mike Reidy
  • Ronald Rice
  • David Rufenacht
  • Don Storhoff
  • Gary Vanic
  • Fay Wells
  • Gary Wells
 
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