ST. PAUL — Minnesota Milk is seeking nominations for its Producer of the Year award, Bruce Cottington “Friend of Dairy” award and college scholarship program.

For the 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 are due June 1 at mnmilk.org/awards/producer-of-the-year. Winners receive a video made of their family farm; paid attendance to the annual meeting where the award will be presented; a $1,000 scholarship to attend a leadership conference of their choosing and a framed print.

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. Selected individuals foster goals and ideals of Minnesota Milk through their personal efforts, involvement in Minnesota’s dairy industry, leadership and community involvement. Nominations are due June 1 at mnmilk.org/awards/bruce-cottington-award.

Finally, Minnesota Milk announces the 2021 Post-Secondary Scholarship program. Minnesota Milk will award up to 12 $1,000 scholarships, with at least two of those scholarships preferred to students attending a two-year program. Applications are due June 1 at mnmilk.org/awards/scholarships.