Obie Snider Award
OBIE SNIDER AWARD
APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
(Application period ends May 31)
The All-American Dairy Show is now accepting applications for the 2018 Obie Snider Award. The award was established in memory of Obie Snider of Bedford County, a founding father of the All-American Dairy Show. It recognizes an individual who places significant value in service to the industry and community and displays high standards of conduct.
“Promoting and featuring top-notch cattle was just the vehicle to bring together hundreds of outstanding dairy breeders who shared Obie's passion for the industry,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “The vision he had for this show is reflected in those who have received this award in his honor, and we invite you to nominate the next worthy recipient.”
The winner of the 2018 award will be recognized at the 55th All-American Dairy Show this September.
Completed nomination forms should be mailed to:
All-American Dairy Show
Obie Snider Award
Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
2300 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9443
All nominations must be received by May 31
Obie Snider Award Nomination Form (pdf)
2017 – Samuel Hayes Jr
2016 – Jim and Rita Kennedy
2015 – Dr. Douglas Evans, Georgetown, NY
Dr. Douglas Evans, DVM, owner-operator of Sunny Acres Farm of Georgetown, N.Y., is the recipient of the 2015 Obie Snider Award, the top honor of the All-American Dairy Show. Presenting the honor to him are, (L-R) Bruce Snider representing his father Obie; Dr. Evans; Dr. Alan McCauley, President of the Pa. Dairy and Allied Industries Association; Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.
2014 – Jane Pepple, Oxford, PA
The 2014 recipient, Jane Pepple of Chester Co. has shared her time and talents with others in the dairy industry through youth organizations and breed associations. Pictured here from left to right are: PA Secretary of Agriculture George Grieg, Bob Pepple, Jane Pepple, and Dr. Alan McCauley, President of the PA Dairy and Allied Industries Assoc.
2013 – Samuel G. Yoder, Shoemakersville, PA
Seated Obie Snider award winner, Samuel G. Yoder. Standing left to right, Secretary of Agriculture George Greig, Bruce Snider, Joell Koller, Nedra Yoder-Koller, Rita Kennedy, President PD&AIA, and Creedin Cornman, past Obie Snider winner.
2012 – Bill Nichol, State College, PA
Left to right: Agriculture Secretary George Greig, Obie Award winner Bill Nichol with wife Lilly, Bruce Snider, All-American Dairy Show President Rita Kennedy, and Nancy and Craig.
2011 - Janet Harding, Clarion, PA
Left to right: Agriculture Secretary George Greig; Bruce Snider, son of Obie Snider; Obie Award winner Janet Harding Ruslavage with husband Charlie; and All-American Dairy Show President Rita Kennedy.
2010 - John Cope, Mechanicsburg, PA
Left to right: with All-American Dairy Show President Rita Kennedy, Doug Cope, Amy Mattern, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, 2010 Obie Award winner John Cope and wife Helen Cope, Emily Cope, Joanne Cope and Bruce Snider, son of Obie Snider.
2009 - George Cashell, Shippensburg, PA
Left to right: All-American Dairy Show President Rita Kennedy; Diane Cashell; 2009 Obie Award winner George Cashell; Bruce Snider, son of Obie Snider; and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.
2008 - Dieter Krieg, Lititz, PA
Left to right: Kriegs relative Josefine Flor; Obie Award winner Dieter Krieg; PA Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff; Bruce Snider, son of Obie Snider; and All-American Dairy Show President Rita Kennedy.
2007 - Berneta Gable, New Enterprise, PA
Left to right are Jo-Nell Snider, Bruce Snider, Kendy Gable, Obie Award winner Berneta Gable, Mary Ann Snider, Karyl Lynn Snider Harper, PA Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff, All-American Dairy Show President Rita Kennedy.
2006 – David Patrick, Woodbine, MD
David and his wife were congratulated by Secretary Dennis Wolff; Bruce and Mary Ann Snider, Obies son and wife; and Rita Kennedy, representing the All-American Dairy Show.
2005 - Creedin Cornman, Carlisle, PA
Creedin and his family were congratulated by Secretary Dennis Wolff, Secretary Sam Hayes, Bruce Snider (son of the late Obie Snider), Rita Kennedy and George Cashell, representing the All-American Dairy Show.
2004 - Don Seipt, Easton, PA
Don and his wife, Gerry, were congratulated by Secretary Sam Hayes; Bruce, Ross and Mary Ann Snider, Obies son, grandson and wife; Rita Kennedy, representing the All-American Dairy Show; and Secretary Dennis Wolff.