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Liz Henry to Receive WALSAA Daluge Red Jacket Award

Aug. 21, 2018
Category: Recognition

MADISON, Wis. (August 1, 2018) — A newer WALSAA tradition will continue at the WALSAA Football Fire-Up event on September 15 as the third WALSAA Daluge Red Jacket Award will be presented to Liz Henry.

Liz Henry, Dane, Wisconsin, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds bachelor’s degrees from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) in meat and animal science and dairy science. In her final year at UW-Madison, Henry received a scholarship to do international agricultural research in West Berlin, Germany. She returned and became a Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC) house fellow while she finished her degree. She was the 39th Alice in Dairyland and briefly held an appointment at the UW Foundation before she received the U.S. Holstein Association Robert Rumler MBA scholarship and returned to the UW-Madison School of Business to obtain an MBA. Henry served as associate director of the Renk Agribusiness Institute, which worked closely with UW-Madison.

The Henry family has also produced J. Henry & Sons Wisconsin Straight Bourbon since 2009. Since it came to market in 2015, it has been an award-winning, nationally and internationally acclaimed bourbon. They use grains developed at UW-Madison, follow sustainable practices, and their entire family is in the business working to create a legacy of Wisconsin production and to keep it growing.

She and her husband, Joe, have been great supporters of the WALSAA Football Fire-Up Silent Auction, both as donors and buyers. Henry served as WALSAA President from 2007 to 2009 and was recognized with a WALSAA 40 in 40 Impact Award in 2012 at WALSAA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.

To be a part of Henry’s recognition, go to www.WALSAA.org to purchase tickets for this year’s WALSAA Fire-Up event. The WALSAA Daluge Red Jacket Award will be presented at 11:30 a.m.

WALSAA (Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the connection of students, faculty and alumni to the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, known as CALS. Established in 1972, WALSAA has embarked on a remarkable journey of service and fellowship with alumni and friends of CALS. For more information on WALSAA visit www.WALSAA.org.

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