George Shook, emeritus professor of dairy science, will be presented with a National Dairy Shine Pioneer Award at the upcoming National Dairy Shrine Awards Banquet, an annual event held during World Dairy Expo in Madison each fall. This year’s awards banquet will take place on October 6.
Dr. George Shook, Middleton, has been a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for over three decades. His research in dairy genetics has been very beneficial to dairyman around the world. Dr. Shook worked diligently advancing the use of National Dairy Herd Improvement records for genetic and practical purposes. He was also at the forefront of genetic research on somatic cell testing which is now commonly done all over the world. Dr. Shook has tirelessly served on dozens of boards and committees at the University, University Extension Service and with the American Dairy Science Association. George served six years as Chairman of the Department of Dairy Science at UW-Madison shaping the future of the department.