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Producer of the Year Nominations Due
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Each year, Minnesota Milk recognizes one dairy farm as "Minnesota's Producer of the Year". Nominations are received from producer and associate members of Minnesota Milk. The finalists, chosen by Minnesota Milk's Board of Directors, are given to a private selection committee which works together to determine the recipient.

When: Friday, April 20, 2018
5:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: Shannon Seifert

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Minnesota’s Producer of the Year is recognized during Minnesota Milk’s Dairy Conference & Expo.  They provide a human face to Minnesota’s dairy industry and represent all of Minnesota’s dairy producers by having leadership roles in the dairy industry, making a commitment to future generations and being active in their local community. 


Qualities of Successful Nominees Include:

Ø Involved in the Dairy Industry.

Ø Proven commitment to managing for the future (quality & positive attitude).

Ø Demonstrates an interest and abilities in promoting our industry.

Ø Active in their local community.



Ø Any dairy operation residing in Minnesota is eligible to receive this award.

Ø Nominees will be eligible for up to three years.

Ø Previous winners of the award, along with current members of Minnesota Milk’s Board of Directors and their immediate families are ineligible.


Minnesota’s Producer of the Year Receives:

Ø A $1,000 scholarship toward educational programming with an emphasis in leadership.

Ø Complimentary trip to the Minnesota Milk Dairy Conference & Expo.

Ø Video presentation of their dairy operation (in partnership with Midwest Dairy Association).

Ø Recognition in the local, regional and metropolitan newspapers, as well as industry journals and magazines.

Ø Nominated for other awards and recognition given by the state of Minnesota.

Ø Framed and matted print of their choice. (Retail Value up to $500).


Nomination Criteria and Process:

Ø Each year Associate and Producer members of Minnesota Milk are eligible to nominate ONE outstanding dairy operation to receive Minnesota’s Producer of the Year Award. 

Ø Members must submit the following information to Minnesota Milk by April 20, 2018:

-       Member Name & Farm/Company Name

-       Nominated Farm information including:

·      Farm Name

·      Producer Name(s)

·      Mailing Address, City, State and Zip

·      E-mail Address

·      Telephone Number

·      Cell Phone Number

Ø An official letter from Minnesota Milk will be sent to the nominee along with an application form for them to complete.  They will have approximately 4 weeks to complete the application and submit to Minnesota Milk.  The Member making the nomination will remain confidential to the farm, unless the Member chooses to disclose the information.

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