Young Cooperator Tour

Explore Mid-Michigan With Us

July 6-7  »  Lansing, Michigan

Join us for a Young Cooperator Tour in mid-Michigan July 6-7. Our trek will include a plant tour, farm tour and presentations from dairy industry leaders, plus MMPA product tasting and more. The YC Tour is a component of the MMPA Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperator program. All young dairy farmers affiliated with MMPA are invited to attend the YC Tour.


July 6

10:00 a.m. Meet the Bus at Crowne Plaza Lansing West

Plant tour: MMPA Ovid Plant

Lunch: Agroliquid

Michigan Grown, Michigan Great – Noelle Nachreiner, Michigan Ag Council Executive Director

Farm Tour: Steenblik Dairy Inc.

Dinner: Lansing Brewing Company

July 7

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

MMPA & Industry Update – Joe Diglio, MMPA President and CEO

Production and MMPA Product Presentation – Sara Quaderer, Senior Manager, Quality & Product Development & Justin Councell, Quality Assurance Supervisor

10:30 a.m. Meeting Wrap Up

Hotel Accomodations

 Make hotel reservations at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West by calling 517-323-7100. Share code “MMPA” to receive a subsided rate. Attendees are responsible for the cost of their rooms. Meals and bus travel are covered by MMPA.


Kip and Rochelle Siegler, 2021 OYDCs
Nolan Wieber, 2021 OYDC Runner-Up
Brent and Emily Simon, 2020 OYDC
Drew and Beth Rupprecht, 2020 OYDC Runners-up


Jessica Welch

Look back at the 2021 YC Tour

YCs toured Lew-Max Dairy, enjoyed fellowship and visited Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids, Michigan.