Member Involvement

From its beginnings in 1916, MMPA has relied on grassroots member support to lead the association. Today, MMPA fosters leadership among membership from the youth level all the way up to the board of directors. MMPA prides itself on the dedicated and involved members who own the cooperative.

Member Relations

  • Youth Opportunities
  • Scholarships
  • Advocacy and Government Relations

Fostering the next generation of dairy leaders

MMPA invests in the next generation of dairy farmers and leaders through member and youth programming. For young dairy farmers, MMPA’s Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperator (OYDC) program provides leadership development and education. The program involves an annual Young Cooperator event and annual award program for OYDC finalists.

Man and woman dairy farmers
Ramona Okkema in front of her herd.

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MMPA’s dedicated field staff provide services and programs that equip MMPA members with leading management and production information.