U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards

2020 Award Nominations



The 2020 nominations period has been extended through November 25, 2019.

The awards recognize dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships for practices that demonstrate outstanding economic, environmental and social benefits; a longstanding commitment to continuous improvement; and a replicable model to inform and inspire others in advancing dairy sustainability leadership.



Program Overview and Nomination Guidelines

Please refer to the Program Overview and Nomination Guidelines for more information on the nomination process, selection criteria and awards process.


Nomination Templates

To support you as you put together your nomination, we’ve created easy-to-use downloadable templates that you can utilize as you compile the requested information. Once you have all the information you need, you can copy the responses from the template into the online form for submission.



Award Winners


Finalists will be notified by February 1 .

Winners will receive:

  • An official commemorative plaque and dairy farm sign (when applicable).
  • Recognition via public relations and other promotional activities, including at an awards ceremony during the Innovation Center’s Dairy Sustainability Forum, April 22-23, in Chicago, IL.
  • Opportunities to serve as a Dairy Sustainability Ambassador at key events.
  • Use of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards logo for marketing purposes for up to one year.
  • Case studies of their stories featured on



Our generous sponsors help make it possible for us to recognize those who go above and beyond to improve their communities, the environment and their businesses.

The Innovation Center is pleased to acknowledge the following organizations for their support of the 2019 Dairy Sustainability Awards program:

Past winners

Previous winners’ stories highlight actionable opportunities businesses can take to become more sustainable and add business value.