Colorado Producers Earn Who's Who Honors

Mary and David Miller raise lambs and livestock guardian dogs on their ranch in Crowley County, Colo. They started their own business, Triple M Bar Ranch, in 1994. In 2011, the couple's lamb meat got accepted into various farmer's markets in Boulder County. Come 2019, the Millers were acknowledged for their hard work and contribution to the state agriculture industry by being made honorees in the second annual Who's Who in Colorado Agriculture, sponsored by the Denver Business Journal.

Who's Who in Colorado Agriculture is a fresh new recognition program that aims to "highlight excellent leaders within the agriculture industry, whose position, knowledge or expertise helps guide the sector in Colorado," according to the Colorado Farm Bureau's website.

The Millers worked for the government before their lamb ranching took off. Mary Miller was an area information specialist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service out of La Junta, and David Miller was the district conservationist, also for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, in Rocky Ford.

When their lamb meat started to be accepted into more markets along the Front Range, Mary Miller left the agency where she'd spent 20 years. The next year, she said, her husband retired, as well. Now the couple dedicates their time to raising sheep and the Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs that protect them.

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Source: Ag Journal