Legislator of the Year
Each year Minnesota Milk recognizes one legislator that demonstrates support to dairy farmers by their actions at the State Capitol.
Rep. Nathan Nelson Legislator of the Year
Minnesota Milk’s board of directors was proud to bestow our Legislator of theYear award to a former member, former dairy farmer, and influential legislatorRepresentative Nathan Nelson (R-Hinckley). Representative Nelson waselected to office in 2019. While he has only served one term, Minnesota Milk isfortunate that someone with hands-on dairy farming experience remains inthe legislature. Representative…
Congressman Collin C. Peterson named Minnesota Milk Legislator of the Year
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Milk Producers Association named Congressman Collin Peterson (District MN-07), as its 2020 Legislator of the Year. As Congressman and current House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Peterson has been a great dairy and agricultural advocate for 30 years serving the Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota. “He really listens to the concerns that…
Representative Melissa Hortman
The Minnesota Milk Producers Association named Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, Brooklyn Park, as its 2019 Legislator of the Year.
Senator Bill Weber
Senator Bill Weber has long been a champion for rural Minnesota. Hailing from Southwest Minnesota, in Luverne. Weber has long been a champion of farmers.
Senator Torrey Westrom
Minnesota Milk’s 2017 Legislator of the Year, Senator Torrey Westrom, was given the honor during Minnesota Milk’s Dairy Conference and Expo November 28, 2017, at Treasure Island Resort and Casino.
Representative Lyle Koenen
There aren’t many legislators who have milked a cow for pay, and we don’t believe there is anyone else who has driven a milk truck as an occupation. But, there is one in our friend, Senator Lyle Koenen.
Representative Denny McNamara
The Minnesota Milk Producers Association (MMPA) has named Representative Denny McNamara (R-Hastings) its 2015 Legislator of the Year for playing a pivotal role for the dairy industry during the recent legislative session. The award was presented during the Minnesota Milk Expo in St. Cloud December 2.
State Representative Rod Hamilton
State Representative Rod Hamilton (R-District 22-B: Mountain Lake, Minn.) was named the 2014 Legislator of the Year by Minnesota Milk Producers Association for demonstrating support to dairy farmers, the dairy industry and rural Minnesota by his actions at the State Capitol.
State Representative Jeanne Poppe
State Representative Jeanne Poppe (DFL-District 27B: Austin, MN) has been selected as the 2013 Legislator of the year by Minnesota Milk Producers Association for demonstrating support to dairy farmers, the dairy industry and rural Minnesota by her actions at the State Capitol.