S. Atkisson Award Information

John Bollinger receives the

2015 Steve Atkisson Indiana Dairy Service Award

Pictured (left to right): Mark Dvorak (Member of the Board of Directors for IMQP), and John Bollinger

John Bollinger Receives Atkisson Award

John Bollinger, a former Indiana Department of Health milk inspector and life-long Whitley County resident, has been honored for his outstanding contributions to the dairy industry in Indiana.                                                          Bollinger graduated from Purdue in 1960 with a degree in Ag Science and went to work for Bordens as an ice cream mixer. After four years, he started working at the Fort Wayne office of the Indiana State Board of Health, which used to be regulatory organization for dairy farms. John worked in the dairy division for 33 years, retiring as supervisor of dairy farm inspectors. John has been married to his wife, Marian, for 57 years and they have 5 children. IDP would like to join the Indiana Milk Quality Professionals in congratulating John Bollinger for his many years of service to the dairy industry. It was heartwarming to see so many of his family members attend this presentation.


Atkisson Award Winners

2009 - Steve Atkisson


2010 - Simon Kenyon


2011 - Jim Harton


2012 - Dr. Mike Schutz


2013 - Gary Kuhlmann


2014 - Myrna Metzer

2015 - John Bollinger