Request an application. Thank you for your interest in applying for Lely's The Way to Dairy Award. Please fill out the form below to begin the application process. The Way to Dairy Award promotion is open only to individuals who, as of February 14, 2018, are: (a) at least 25 years of age; (b) legal residents of the United States or Canada; and (c) harvest milk from 50 dairy cows or more.

About

Lely North America created The Way to Dairy Award to recognize the best and the brightest in dairy farming.

This honor will be awarded to the dairy farmer that best demonstrates and lives by the standards of using sustainability and innovation, to create a profitable and enjoyable future in the agricultural sector, while being an animal care advocate and is involved in the dairy industry.

The first step is to request an application by filling out the form above. A link to the full application and instructions will be sent to the email address provided.


FAQ

The following is a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by the complete Official Rules, which govern the promotion.


Can anyone or an existing Lely Astrounaut or Vector product owner enter into the promotion?

Yes, existing Lely Astronaut or Vector product owners in the US and Canada only, who fulfill all entry requirements, meet all eligibility requirements, and otherwise comply with the official rules governing the promotion are eligible to enter.

When can a person enter into the promotion?

Applicants can enter online between February 14, 2018 to June 30, 2018.

Do all of the parts of my entry submission (application, essay, photos and letters of recommendation) need to be complete and submitted all at the same time?

Yes, a submission will not be considered unless and until it is complete and all parts of the submission are received by the sponsor.

How can I apply for the award?

Any person who fulfills all entry requirements, meet all eligibility requirements, and otherwise comply with the official rules governing the promotion is eligible to enter.

Can I apply more than once if I own more than one dairy farm?

No, only one submission per participant will be accepted for entry into the promotion. Any attempt by a participant to enter more than once during the promotion period may result in disqualification of all submissions by that participant for the entire promotion period, and from future sponsor promotions.

Is there a certain bovine herd size qualification in order to be eligible to enter?

Yes, each applicant must harvest milk from a minimum of 50 cows and meet all other entry requirements, meet all eligibility requirements, and otherwise comply with the official rules governing the promotion are eligible to enter.

How do I request an application?

Yes, you can request to receive an application during the promotion period. Go to http://thewaytodairyaward.com and fill out the application request form.

Within 48 hours of receiving a request, you will receive from sponsor by email (to the email address provided in your application request) a link to the full application.

How many and what kind of photos do I need to provide?

Each entrant can submit up to (3) three photos of their farming operation. Examples of images provided can depict the current milking system, aerial view of farmstead, farm entrance, people working among cows, people doing tasks on the dairy, etc. Any photos containing identifiable individuals other than the entrant as part of your submission in this promotion, must have the consent of those individual(s) before submitting the photo. Also, only photos taken by entrants will be accepted as part of an entry submission. Third party photographs, including professional photographs, cannot be accepted by the sponsor.

Where can I find the rules for the promotion?

A full listing of the rules governing this promotion can be found by clicking on the Official Rules link. 

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

For questions please call Lely North America at 888.245.4684. You may also refer to the Official Rules.

I requested the application and hit SUBMIT but I haven't received an email.

Be sure to check your Junk or Promotions folder (Gmail) as emails could potentially be sent there by your email system.

Rules

The Way to Dairy Award promotion is open only to individuals who, as of February 14, 2018, are: (a) at least 25 years of age; (b) legal residents of the United States or Canada; and (c) harvest milk from 50 dairy cows or more.

The entry period for the Lely North America's The Way to Dairy Award promotion begins on February 14, 2018 at 12:00:01 AM CDT and ends on June 30, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM CDT.

If you're interested in applying, complete the form provided above to request an application form. A link to the full application will be sent to your inbox within 48 hours.

One (1) grand prize is available to be won in the promotion, consisting of the winner’s choice of one (1) Lely Vector automated feeding system OR one (1) Lely Astronaut robotic milking system to be installed on a farm in the United States or Canada during 2019.

A full listing of the rules governing this promotion can be found by clicking on the Official Rules link.