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MADISON, Wisc. — Butter made in southwest Michigan by farmer-owned Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) was today awarded top honors from the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest. First, second and third place awards were granted to unsalted butter made at MMPA’s dairy plant in Constantine, Michigan. In the cheese division, MMPA’s Colby-jack cheese—made… Continue reading

NOVI, Mich.— The Board of Directors for the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) recently presented delegates with proposed revisions to the organization’s bylaws to further support MMPA’s mission and vision. Delegates overwhelmingly adopted the proposed changes, updating MMPA’s governance structure and leadership titles. Following the delegate meeting, the MMPA Board of Directors met and reaffirmed… Continue reading

NOVI, Mich.—James Weber of Vassar, Michigan, was selected as the state winning 2019 Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperator (OYDC) by a panel of judges represented by leaders in the Great Lakes dairy industry. As the state winning cooperator, Weber will represent MMPA at various industry and association activities. Brad and Nicole… Continue reading

NOVI, Mich.—Five Michigan youth will travel to Wisconsin this fall for the National 4-H Dairy Conference, thanks to a sponsorship from the Michigan Milk Producers Association. The top five selected are: Adalee Thelen, Clinton County; Kassidy Thelen, Clinton County; Madison Halfman, Clinton County; Hope Shilling, Branch County and Joshua Tripp, Ottawa County. The alternates are… Continue reading

NOVI, Mich.—The Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) recently paid $1.5 million in cash patronage refunds to its dairy farmer member-owners. This cash allocation represents 100 percent of the farm supply earnings and 25 percent of the milk marketing earnings. All members who marketed milk through MMPA for fiscal year 2018 received a portion of the… Continue reading

Beginning in 1971, the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) has annually supported dairy education by sponsoring scholarships for members, their children and employees enrolled at Michigan State University and in 1999, MMPA added a scholarship for members or their children attending Purdue University. For the 2018-2019 academic year, MMPA awarded nine scholarships, totaling over $20,000…. Continue reading

NOVI, Mich.—Paul and Nancy Pyle of Zeeland, Michigan, were selected as the state winning 2018 Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperators (OYDC) by a panel of judges represented by leaders in the Great Lakes dairy industry. As the state winning cooperators, Paul and Nancy will represent MMPA at various industry and association… Continue reading

NOVI, Mich.—Gilde Farms LLC of Lake City, Michigan were named Michigan Milk Producers Association’s (MMPA) Top Quality Award Winners at MMPA’s annual meeting in Lansing on March 15, 2018. The Gildes were featured in the May issue of MMPA’s member publication, the Michigan Milk Messenger. The Gilde family run a 220-cow dairy that obtained the… Continue reading