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Minnesota Milk Producers Association's office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Minnesota Milk Producers Association
108 Marty Drive, Suite 2
Buffalo, MN 55313
Tel: (763) 355-9697
Toll: (877) 577-0741
Fax: (763) 355-9686
mmpa@mnmilk.org

 


 Serving our Industry

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Bob Lefebvre
Executive Director
blefebvre@mnmilk.org  

Bob Lefebvre began his career as Minnesota Milk’s Membership Director in March of 2000 and was named the association’s first Executive Director in March of 2001. Since that time, the association has grown in revenue and in value provided to members due to the strong dairy producer leadership he has served.

Bob earned his B.S. in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1991 and was a Humphrey Institute Policy Fellow in 2003-04. Bob currently serves on the Minnesota NRCS State Technical Committee, University of Minnesota CFANS Alumni Society Board of Directors and Minnesota Ag Water Quality Certification Advisory Committee. He served on the University of Minnesota Extension State Advisory Committee 2003-06 as well as other state advisory committees impacting Minnesota dairy producers.

Prior to coming to Minnesota Milk Bob held various positions in a farm supply cooperative including agronomy plant manager, energy manager and credit and receivables manager. He also spent a short time in Washington D.C. working for U.S. Congressman Vin Weber and was involved in several state and federal campaigns.

Bob grew up on a dairy farm 40 miles northwest of the Twin Cities where he learned to appreciate the hard work and strong morals and values exhibited by dairy producers. Bob and his wife Becky live in Buffalo, MN and they have two grown children. They are active in their community including their local church, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rumor has it he is a good card player and despite his best effort, he is a terrible golfer and downhill skier.

   

Eir GarciaSilva
Associate Director
egarciasilva@mnmilk.org  

Eir GarciaSilva started as the Office Manager for Minnesota Milk in 2003 and quickly moved into the Associate Director role helping the association accomplish its mission of advancing the success of Minnesota dairy producers. Working from her home office in Worthington, MN, Eir coordinates all communications and events for the association.

Eir grew up on a dairy farm south of Worthington where her parents continue to dairy today. She earned a B.S. degree from St. Cloud State University in Speech Communications with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. Prior to Minnesota Milk, Eir worked for an online book store marketing, packing and shipping books around the world. She also served as a Princess Kay of the Milky Way Finalist where she was able to represent and promote our hard-working dairy farmers around the state.

With two young boys, Eir and her husband Lucas spend most of their time caring for their family. They are also involved at their local church and when time allows, traveling around the world to spend time with family.

   
  Ted Radintz
Policy & Membership Manager
ted@mnmilk.org

 Ted Radintz joined Minnesota Milk as Policy and Membership Manager in November 2012. His responsibilities include working on Minnesota Milk’s policy initiatives and membership activities and communications.

Ted grew up grew up on a 140 cow dairy farm in Maple Grove. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – college of Agriculture. Before joining the staff of Minnesota Milk, Ted was an Outreach Coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, focusing on animal health and food safety issues. He also worked in the cattle sales division of Central Livestock in South St. Paul.

Ted and his wife, Rebecca, live on a small hobby farm in Independence, Minnesota along with their two young children. They enjoy family activities, attending Gopher Football games, and keeping a few cattle in their pasture.

   

Dan Flicker
Membership Director
dflicker@mnmilk.org  

Dan Flicker has been the Membership Director for Minnesota Milk since September 2007 after retiring from DeLaval after 20 years of service. He spends most of his time out on the road recruiting new producer and associate members while also making sure our current members’ voice is heard.

Dan was born on a dairy farm in Central Minnesota. He attended St. Cloud State University majoring in business and worked in agriculture for the last 45 years as a salesman and a sales manager for various companies. Dan is married to Onalee and has six adult children and 16 grandchildren. His main passion these days is spending time with his grandkids and being outdoors.

   

Liz Purcell
Office Manager
liz@mnmilk.org

Liz Purcell joined Minnesota Milk in January 2012 as the Office Manager handling the day-to-day operations for the association including our receptionist, book-keeper, and database manager. Although Liz grew up in the Minneapolis suburbs, and is the first to admit she doesn’t know much about the dairy industry, she is learning more daily and is excited to be working for a group of hard working, dedicated dairy producers.

Liz earned her B.A. in Business Administration/Management from Augsburg College. Upon completion of college she worked retail, and then was hired as a loan processor.  She was then hired by the Pillsbury Company which was later bought out by General Mills. She worked there for nearly ten years in a variety of roles, including Customer Service, Vendor Managed Inventory, and as an analyst focusing on supply chain initiatives. She left corporate America to pursue her dream of owning her own small bookstore and coffee shop. She sold the business after 5 years but continued to act as the store manager until joining Minnesota Milk.

Liz and her husband Larry live in Buffalo along with their two teenage daughters. They are actively involved in their local community. Liz is an avid reader, a coffee snob, enjoys music and loves the sunshine. Most of all she enjoys spending time hanging out with friends and family.

   

Kevin Walli 
Contracted Lobbyist
Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A.
kwalli@fryberger.com

Kevin T. Walli has 30 years of experience in all aspects of legislative representation, including: bill tracking, monitoring committee proceedings, preparation and presentation of testimony, drafting of bills and amendments, and personal lobbying of key legislators. Mr. Walli provides facilitation services for client strategic planning sessions. In addition to his work on agriculture policy, Mr. Walli has expertise in the areas of environmental regulation, natural resources management, local government, community and economic development, transportation finance, regulated industries and health care financing.

 


  

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