“He actually served as chairman of the executive committee for two consecutive years because his service was needed. Butch didn’t hesitate to continue serving as a leader for the association, despite the time constraints associated with volunteering,” said MCA Region 3 Vice President Charlie Besher, who was one of two people to nominate Meier. “He has served unselfishly and the recognition was well-deserved.
Meier operates “Butch’s Angus,” which began in 1956 when his parents purchased him a registered Angus heifer for a 4-H project. The farm is family-owned and operated by Meier, his wife, Eileen, and sons, Brian and Greg. His grandchildren represent the sixth generation on the farm that is home to more than 200 Angus cows. The operation hosts an annual production sale every November.