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NMPF Chairman Honored with Ag Award

November 3, 2011

NMPF Chairman Randy Mooney of Rogersville, MO, was given his state’s Governor’s Award for Agricultural Achievement last month, which honors outstanding farmers, growers and processors in a variety of agriculture commodities. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited Mooney’s farm M&M Dairy LLC to present the award and tour the facilities.

Mooney, his wife, Jan, and partner Kent Miller milk 300 dairy cows at M&M Dairy, which utilizes an innovative grass-based dairy system. This pasture management system was adopted in 1992, and is designed to maximize forage use by intensively managing plant growth and grazing time.

In addition to his role as chairman of NMPF, Mooney also serves as chairman of Dairy Farmers of America and is active in other various dairy organizations.