Congratulations to Mike Deering who is the new Executive Vice President of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Mike is a good friend and the ag media have loved working with him in his former role as head of communications for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. NCBA is losing a good one here.
He will assume the position on Sept. 23. Deering currently serves as head of communications for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) policy division in Washington, D.C. MCA President and cattleman Lonnie Duckworth from Butler, Mo., said Deering’s vast experience with agricultural associations accompanied by his unwavering passion for Missouri’s farm and ranch community makes him uniquely qualified to move MCA forward.
“He has proven himself as a transformational leader at NCBA and we are thrilled to have that kind of leadership for our state,” said Duckworth. “Mike is a fighter for the American farmer and rancher and truly believes agriculture is the single most important industry to sustaining life on this planet. We need that kind of passion, loyalty and determination.”
“I’m ready. There is tremendous opportunity for MCA to reintroduce itself as the definitive voice and trusted leader for Missouri cattlemen and women,” said Deering. “From burdensome and unneeded regulations coming from partisan bureaucrats to an onslaught of extremist groups trying to end production agriculture, the challenges are many, but with a vibrant state association, we will secure the future of the Missouri cattle industry.”