Legislator of the Year

Each year Minnesota Milk recognizes one legislator that demonstrates support to dairy farmers by their actions at the State Capitol.

2019 LOY - Melissa Hortman

Representative Melissa Hortman

The Minnesota Milk Producers Association named Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, Brooklyn Park, as its 2019 Legislator of the Year.

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2018 LOY - Bill Weber

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.

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2017 LOY - Torrey Westrom

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.

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2016 LOY - Lyle Koenen

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.

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2015 LOY - Denny McNamara

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.

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2014 LOY - Rod Hamilton

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.

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2013 LOY - Jeanne Poppe

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.

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2011 LOY - Paul Anderson

State Representative Paul Anderson

State Representative Paul Anderson (R-District 13A: Starbuck, MN) has been selected as the 2011 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.

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2010 LOY - Mary Ellen Otremba

State Representative Mary Ellen Otremba

State Representative Mary Ellen Otremba (DFL-District 11B: Long Prairie, MN) has been selected as the 2010 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.

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