MMPA Board Member

Marianne Peterson

Marianne Peterson

Pine City, MN

Minnesota Milk has the opportunity to benefit all dairy producers in Minnesota. The Education Committee works hard to present producers with many educational experiences and networking opportunities. The Public Policy Committee works with state and federal leaders to ensure that laws and government policies work to the favor of the Minnesota dairy producer. They also work with other government and private agencies for the best interest of dairy in Minnesota. The Membership Development Committee works on different strategies to increase membership. They also work on the Producer of the Year award, Legislator of the Year, scholarships, and donations to develop new leadership programs for producers. The entire board and staff are committed to keeping Minnesota a dairy rich area.

Marianne and Jeff have five adult children. Jacob, their oldest, is a partner in their farming operation where they milk 350 cows and have 2,700 acres of crops. Jeff is a past board member and president of Burnett Dairy Coop. Marianne is on the Pine County DHIA board and executive committee and also serves on the executive board for Minnesota Milk as the secretary. Marianne enjoys spending time with family, giving farm tours, working with young employees showing dairy through 4-H, and their family is also big supporters of Gopher sports and Twins baseball.