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Linn is recipient of friend of dairy award for 2011

ST. CLOUD -- The Minnesota Milk Producers Association recently recognized Dr. Jim Linn as the 2011 recipient of the Bruce Cottington Friend of Dairy Award during the Midwest Dairy Expo. In 2006, Minnesota Milk awarded the first ever Friend of Dairy award to Bruce Cottington. Since then, the name of the award has been changed in honor of Cottington's name and legacy, and Linn is the second recipient with this new title.

Linn served as the head of the department of animal science at the University of Minnesota from June 2007 until his retirement in September 2011. He earned his doctorate in dairy cattle nutrition from the University of Minnesota in 1978, and was on the faculty at Iowa State University as extension dairy specialist from 1978 to 1979 before returning to Minnesota as an extension dairy nutritionist with research, teaching and extension responsibilities.