Wise leadership, integrity, and superb member representation
Lester Evans was elected to the board of Producer’s Creamery Association in 1967 and has served as chairman at the local level for over 20 years. Producer’s Creamery consolidated with other cooperatives in 1968 to form Mid-America Dairymen. Evans served on the Mid-Am Board from 1976 to 1998, when Mid-Am joined with three other cooperatives to form Dairy Farmers of America.
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture appointed Evans to the National Dairy Board in 1986, where he served as Chairman from 1990-1992. In 1994 he was elected to the MFA Incorporated Board of Directors and served as chairman. His deep commitment to cooperative principles is embodied in the standards he sets for member service and representation.