The University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is planning to hold its annual Honorary Recognition Banquet and Ceremony on October 21, 2021. At the in-person event, the college will present its Honorary Recognition Award to Mitch Breunig.
The Honorary Recognition Award, now in its 111th year, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to their professions, their communities and the university.
An enthusiastic advocate for CALS and for dairy research and education at UW–Madison, Breunig stays connected to the Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences, CALS, and UW–Madison by participating in numerous research trials on his farm, Mystic Valley Dairy. He has also hosted tours and events for countless student and alumni groups. Over the past five years, Breunig has been involved in discussions on how to ensure that Wisconsin remains a world leader in the dairy industry.
During a brainstorming session in Breunig’s office, the vision of the Dairy Innovation Hub was born on a marker board. The Hub is now a joint venture supported by the Wisconsin State Legislature that provides annual funding for dairy research at UW–Madison, UW–River Falls, and UW–Platteville. Breunig is the inaugural chair of the Hub’s advisory council, providing insight, leadership, a progressive nature and passion for both the dairy industry and CALS that will be invaluable to the Hub during its formative years.
For more information and to register for the award banquet, visit www.cals.wisc.edu/honorary/. Modifications will be made to the event as needed based on the latest public health guidelines.This article was posted in News.