Cache County animal nutritionist wins Utah Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture award

Nov 25, 2011
by WLJ

Zak and Marcy Miller of Richmond, UT, were the winners of the Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher ‘Excellence in Agriculture’ award. The award was presented at the Utah Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Layton last week.

The Excellence in Agriculture award is a competition that was initiated a number of years ago to recognize young farmers and ranchers involved in agriculture, but who don’t necessarily derive a majority of their income from an owned production agriculture operation.

Zak works as an animal nutritionist for Cargill Animal Nutrition in Richmond, Cache County, focusing on nutrition management for dairy and beef cattle in northern Utah and eastern Idaho. He was raised in St. Anthony, ID, on a family farm and ranch with cattle, potato and grains. Zak attended college at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, ID, where he received a BS in animal Science and a minor in Ag Business.

Zak and his wife Marcy live in Richmond with their three daughters.

The Miller family, representing the Cache County Farm Bureau, competed with 13 other contestants for the award. Zak and Marcy received a plaque, a $500 check from the General Motors, a 2011 Polaris Trailboss ATV, and an expense-paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting in Honolulu, HI.

The Millers will compete at the AFBF annual convention in January. National winners of the Excellence in Agriculture are awarded their choice of either a Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra truck, courtesy of General Motors.