This year’s Billings Chamber of Commerce 2015 Roche Jaune Award for Agricultural
Excellence goes to Darren Miller. Miller, a native Montanan, grew up in Yellowstone County among the agriculture community. Today, Miller lives and works the farm land that he was born on, making him the fourth generation to reside on the family farm, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. He and his wife have high hopes the fifth generation will be able to continue to farm here as well.
In teaching the next generation of family farmers, Miller knows the importance of
staying informed on business and farming techniques which help him to be one of the
largest producers in the area. Miller is an innovator, one of the only local producers to put in test plots for silage corn and grain corn. These plots are crucial to identify new varieties that will work well in the local area, and many growers depend on this information to help make educated decisions on their own farms.
Miller’s work ethic, respect of the land and livestock, dedication to his family, sense
of humor and selfless attitude are what set him apart from others. The community benefits
from his willingness to try new farming methods and through his focus on the importance of giving back. Miller serves as a member of the Big Ditch board, is President of Cole’s Western Wishes and often is found around Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch passing along his knowledge of farming to the next generation.
The 2015 Ag Appreciate Banquet was Presented By:
Galusha Higgins & Galusha | Little Horn State Bank | Yellowstone Bank
Holiday Inn Grand Montana | Opportunity Bank | Eide Bailly | MillerCoors
We also appreciate the support of our beer sponsor:
And the support of our table sponsors:
First Interstate Bank
Yellowstone County Implement
NILE Stockshow & Rodeo
Heights Family Funeral Home & Crematory
Crowley Fleck, PLLP