Awards

Service Awards

Current Award Program

In order to reflect the modern industry, the Market Development Committee recommended and the NAAB board approved changes to the award program to recognize Years of Service.   It is also acknowledged that being an A.I. technician is a physically challenging profession and recognition should be granted at 15 years of service.  Following are the new awards that will be recognized:

15 Year Technician Award:  Awards are issued for A.I. Technicians that have completed 15 years of specifically A.I. Technician Service work.

20 Year Award:  Awards are issued for a person completing 20 years of service to the A.I. industry.

30 Year Award:  Awards are issued for a person completing 30 years of service to the A.I. industry.

40 Year Award: Awards are issued for a person completing 40 years of service to the A.I. industry.

50 Year Award: Awards are issued for a person completing 50 years of service to the A.I. industry.

 


Historic Awards

Application for Service Award

New Awards Rollout Plan and History Announcement

INdustry Peer Award Winners

Research Award

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Dr. Richard Pursley

During his Ph.D. training, Dr. Pursley co-developed with Dr. Milo Wiltbank what is now the world’s most widely used ovulation synchronization protocol called "Ovsynch". According to Hoard's Dairyman, Ovsynch is one of the best and most economical timed AI programs ever developed for the dairy industry.

Distinguished Service Award

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Dr. Gordon A. Doak

Certified Semen Services was established in 1976 as a NAAB subsidiary and Dr. Gordon A. Doak was hired to be the first Service Director of CSS and Technical Director of NAAB. As NAAB Technical Director, Gordon administered the NAAB Uniform Coding program and, also worked closely with the Research, Technical and Sire Health and Management committees.

Member Association Director Award

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Myron Czech

Czech has exhibited leadership ability and commitment to the development of the A.I. industry for the past 27 years. He is a founding member of the Minnesota Select Sires Cooperative (1986), having served 26 years as a board member, as a multiple-term President of Minnesota Select Sires, a 15-year board member for Select Sires Inc. spending 9 years as an executive officer presiding over one of the strongest growth periods in company history.

Pioneer Award

 


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