Bruce Cottington Award

In 2006, Minnesota Milk awarded the first ever "Friend of Dairy" award to Bruce Cottington.  Since then, the name of the award has been changed to the "Bruce Cottington Award" in honor of Bruce Cottington's name and legacy.

This award is given out on select years to individuals that have gone above and beyond the call of duty fostering the goals and ideals of Minnesota Milk through their own personal efforts.  Additional criteria for the award also includes their involvement in Minnesota's dairy industry, display of leadership, and community involvement.

Do you know someone who is a "Friend of Dairy?" Send your nomination for the Bruce Cottington Award.

2010 BCA - Gene Hugoson

Commissioner Gene Hugoson

Minnesota Milk Producers Association awarded Commissioner Gene Hugoson as the first recipient of the Bruce Cottington Friend of Dairy Award during the Midwest Dairy Expo on November 30 in St. Cloud, Minn.

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2006 BCA - Bruce Cottington

Bruce Cottington

Bruce Cottington was the first recipient of the “First Annual Friend of MMPA Award” at the Midwest Dairy Expo on December 5 in St. Cloud, MN. A true Dairy Enthusiast, Bruce has spent countless hours promoting agriculture, FFA, 4-H, and of course, Minnesota’s Dairy Industry.

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