Kevin Jorgensen, Waupun, was awarded the 2014 Pioneer Award, the most prestigious award given by East Central/Select Sires. Jorgensen joined East Central 16 years ago and worked as director of dairy programs. In December, Jorgensen took a new role with Select Sires, Inc. as a Holstein Sire Analyst.
While at East Central, Jorgensen provided exceptional leadership in his management role. He managed the Select Mating ServiceTM evaluator staff and was dedicated to the improvement of members’ cattle while evaluating cows in southeastern Wisconsin. Jorgensen also provided reproductive troubleshooting as part of the Select Reproductive SolutionsTM team. Additionally, he coordinated and hosted numerous international tour groups throughout his years with East Central.
Currently, Jorgensen is responsible for Holstein sire acquisition in Wisconsin and other states and assists member cooperatives in their efforts to grow semen sales.
“Kevin is a very talented person, with a never-tiring energy to promote the Holstein cow and her owners. Kevin was a key part of the success East Central/Select Sires has enjoyed for the last 16 years” says General Manager Al Deming.