Bob LeCocq From AgStar Receives Bruce Cottington Award
“Bob LeCocq, Sr. Financial Services Executive at AgStar Financial Services, was recently recognized by the Minnesota Milk Producers Association (MMPA) with the 2013 Bruce Cottington Friend of Dairy award. LeCocq was presented with this prestigious award for his lifelong passion and dedication to helping the dairy industry succeed.
This award is given to individuals who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to develop the goals and ideals of Minnesota Milk. Additional criteria for the award include their involvement in Minnesota’s dairy industry, display of leadership and community involvement.
LeCocq was raised on a 40-cow dairy in east-central Minnesota. He served three years as a member and co-chair to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture dairy profitability team, working with several industry people to improve dairies profits & sustainability.
“MMPA has expressed that we are in a ‘New Era.’ Let’s challenge ourselves, our families and our Ag-businesses in ways that embrace change in areas that reduce the time-gaps towards profitability while having a satisfying life,” stated LeCocq. “I encourage the idea of taking the time to communicate closely with our families and business community in this process. It is critical to be competitive in the dairy industry so goals are met while providing opportunity for the next generation.”
LeCocq serves on various advisory committees for the MMPA, including their membership committee. He also is a founding development committee member of the Southeast Minnesota Ag-Alliance, an organization dedicated to enhancing the productivity and profitability of the southeastern Minnesota livestock and crop sectors.”