Do you know an outstanding dairy farmer leader and farm family? Minnesota Milk is seeking nominations for its Producer of the Year award. Dairy farms are scored on their leadership, community involvement and ability to be a representative for the Minnesota dairy community. Nominations will be due June 1, 2021. Click here to nominate a farm family.

Producer of the Year Award winners receive: a video made of their family farm; paid attendance to annual meeting where the award will be presented; a scholarship to attend a leadership conference of their choosing ($1000 value); and a framed print ($500 value).

Minnesota Milk is also taking nominees for the Bruce Cottington Award. Each year a leader in the dairy community is selected as a “Friend of Dairy” in honor of Bruce Cottington. Select individuals have gone above and beyond the call of duty fostering goals and ideals of Minnesota Milk through their own personal efforts. Additional criteria for the award included their involvement in Minnesota’s dairy industry, display of leadership, and community involvement. Nominations are due June 1, 2021 and can be submitted on the Minnesota Milk website here.

Finally, Minnesota Milk announces the 2021 Post-Secondary Scholarship program. Each year Minnesota Milk raises funds for the scholarship program through the auction, golf tournaments, and generous donations from their producer members. Since 2006, more than $103,000 has been awarded for the future of our dairy industry. Minnesota Milk will award 12-$1000 scholarships this year, with at least 2 of those scholarships being awarded to students attending a 2-year program. To apply, students are must meet the criteria listed on the application and apply by June 1, 2021. View the criteria and submit an application here.