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2023 Young Cooperator of the Year


The Young Cooperator of the Year award is given out to a couple or individual who exhibits a strong passion for the dairy industry. They are actively involved on their farm, in dairy and other agriculture-related organizations, and active in their local community.

This year’s Young Cooperator of the Year award was presented to Derek and Amanda Zigan.

The Zigans farm near Long Prairie with their four children. They have been farming since 2008 on Derek’s family farm.

Amanda considers herself as a “new” or “first generation” farmer as she did not grow up in agriculture. Since taking over the farm, she has taken every opportunity to learn all she can about the industry. . .


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