Paulette Keller named Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year
-- HELENA, Mont. - At the recent 2007 Cattle Industry National Convention in Nashville, Tenn, Paulette Keller of Lloyd, Mont., was named the 2006 Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year during the American National CattleWomen's awards reception. The...
-- HELENA, Mont. - At the recent 2007 Cattle Industry National Convention in Nashville, Tenn, Paulette Keller of Lloyd, Mont., was named the 2006 Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year during the American National CattleWomen's awards reception. The Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year Award is given to a cattlewoman who has excelled at continued beef promotion on the local, state and national level, while contributing dedication, commitment and support to the American National CattleWomen Inc. Keller joined the American National CattleWomen in 1982 and has served on the ANCW board of directors and as Region V Education Committee chair. She also participated in national events including recent promotion projects, National Beef Ambassador Program, National Beef Cook-Off and ANCW meetings. For Montana CattleWomen, she has served as vice president, president elect and president, as well as serving in almost every committee position. Keller and her husband, Mike, operate a cow-calf operation near Lloyd, in north-central Montana.
N.D. sheep producer elected ASI president-- DENVER - Burdell Johnson of Tuttle, N.D., was elected president of the American Sheep Industry
Association at the 2007 American Sheep Industry Association/National Lamb Feeders Association Convention in San Antonio. Johnson is a fourth-generation lamb and wool producer who raises Columbia and Hampshire ewes and feeds sheep through the family business, Diamond J Livestock. He also raises cattle and grows several crops, including wheat, corn, barley, oats and sunflowers. He is a former ASI Executive Board representative for Region IV, which is comprised of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota. He also has served on numerous ASI committees including resolutions, predator management, nominating, strategic planning, 2002 and goat. He has co-chaired ASI's Legislative Action Council and currently chairs the Industry Task Force Committee.
Southeastern Minnesota livestock producer named Good Farm Neighbor-- ST. PAUL - A longtime livestock producer from southeastern Minnesota has been honored with the Commissioner's Good Farm Neighbor Award from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. John Grass raises 150 head of Simmental cattle and contract feeds about 500 hogs on two farms near LeRoy, Minn. Grass and his family also raise 3,500 acres of corn, soybeans and alfalfa, much of it used for their livestock feed. The Grass enterprise also includes a seed cleaning business. Grass has had a lifelong involvement in agriculture with leadership roles in 4-H and FFA, judging livestock contests, assisting the University of Minnesota livestock judging teams and serving as an officer or member of many agriculture boards and organizations.
- Agweek Staff and Wire Reports