2013 Bruce Cottington Award
Minnesota Milk Producers Association recognized Bob LeCocq as the 2013 recipient of the Bruce Cottington Friend of Dairy Award. The presentation took place during the Midwest Dairy Expo on December 3 in St. Cloud, Minn.
Bob LeCocq was raised on a 40-cow dairy in east-central Minnesota and is a true friend to Minnesota dairy producers. This has been shown through his passion of helping dairy families be profitable through the use of sound strategic plans and executing on them with their team. Many in southeastern Minnesota have experienced this first-hand through his 33 plus years of service to AgStar Financial Services.
Aside from his position as financial services executive – dairy specialist, at AgStar, he spends numerous hours volunteering his expertise to others. Bob has served three years as a member and co-chair to the Minnesota department of Agriculture dairy profitability team working with several industry people to improve dairies profits & sustainability. He was a finance committee member for the Professional Dairy Calf and Heifer Association for three years. He is also a founding committee member of the Southeast Minnesota Ag-Alliance, an Ag-friendly organization.
“The analytical thought and expertise Bob brings to Minnesota Milk’s Membership Committee is a true asset to Minnesota dairy farmers,” stated Bob Lefebvre, Executive Director with Minnesota Milk. “His commitment toward building a stronger future for Minnesota dairy farmers is just one of the many reasons why he deserves this award.”