May is Beef Month in Missouri. Representatives of both the Missouri Beef Industry Council and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association were recently at the state capitol to receive the official proclamation from Governor Matt Blunt.
Cole Camp cattleman Jimmy Long and his eight-year-old son Jack helped to present Governor Blunt with a copy of the Healthy Beef Cookbook during the proclamation.
“We are number two in cow-calf production and this proclamation is the recognition of the fact that we are one of the leading agricultural industries in the state of Missouri,” Long said.
Missouri Beef Industry Council board member David “Blue” Geier of California said it helps to have the governor’s support for the industry.
“I think the governor realizes the importance of agriculture, not just beef, but all aspects of agriculture,” Geier said. “It’s important to the Missouri economy all the way through.”