Corey Geiger, former WHA and Holstein USA President and editor of Hoard’s Dairyman, received the Marlowe Nelson Distinguished Service Award. Geiger served on the WHA Board of Directors for nine years, alongside 27 other members. He was secretary for three years, vice president for two years, and president for two years.
He served on the finance, communications, and scholarship committees while on the board and continued to serve on these committees for several years after leaving the board for a total of 36 years. Geiger had the foresight to establish the board of directors nominating committee and was the driving force behind the Midwest Holsteins publication.
On a national level, he was elected as an at-large director at the National Holstein Convention in Minnesota in 2010, where he served for six years. He served on six committees while on the national board, several of which he chaired for several years. Geiger was then re-elected to the national board in 2017 as vice president and then president. All of this was done while serving as co-chair of the 2019 National Holstein Convention in Wisconsin, in addition to his day-to-day duties as Editor of Hoard’s Dairyman.
In his spare time, he also coordinates the National Intercollegiate Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo, serves as Holstein representative to the World Dairy Expo Board of Directors, and serves on the Council for Dairy Cattle Breeding.
Corey was recently honoured with the Wisconsin Holstein Convention’s Distinguished Service Award in Wisconsin Rapids.