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NMPF Chairman Randy Mooney Named Cooperative Director of the Year

March 9, 2015

NMPF Board Chairman Randy Mooney was named 2014 Director of the Year by the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. He received the award at NCFC’s annual meeting in San Diego on February 12.

The award recognizes the achievements of farm cooperative directors who take the lead in making decisions vital to their cooperatives. Mooney, shown receiving the award from CoBank CEO Robert Engel, was credited with playing a key role in developing what became the Margin Protection Program after the catastrophic conditions the dairy industry experienced in 2009. The most significant rewrite of federal dairy policy in a generation, MPP was signed into law early last year as part of the 2014 farm bill.

Mooney, who is also chairman of Dairy Farmers of America, has operated Mooney Dairy in Rogersville, Missouri, with his wife since 1979. He became NMPF board chairman in 2008.