Western Pa. native earns dairy honors


HARRISBURG, Pa. – Ken Raney, executive director of the Pennsylvania Holstein Association, will receive the 2007 Image Award during the All-American Dairy Show Sept. 18, during the “got milk?” banquet at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.
Contributions. The Image Award is presented annually to an individual who has enhanced the image of the All-American Dairy Show with significant contributions toward its reputation, prestige and welfare.
Established in 1993, the award is the dairy show’s way of recognizing one of its own.
“Ken has played a key role in advancing the All-American through his work with the Pennsylvania Holstein Association, as well as with the committees on which he has served over the years,” said Rita Kennedy, president of the Pennsylvania Dairy and Allied Industries Association.
Volunteering. Raney started volunteering at the All-American Dairy Show in 1981 while working as a Penn State Cooperative Extension agent in Washington County.
After taking the position as executive director for the Pennsylvania Holstein Association in 1984, Raney began serving on the All-American Dairy Show Holstein Committee and is now the secretary of the show’s board of directors.
He has also been a member of the show improvement committee.
In addition, Raney dedicates time to the Pennsylvania 4-H and FFA Show advisory committee and is the secretary/treasurer of the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association.
Raney lives in State College with his wife.


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