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Commissioner Strain honors West Monroe cattleman

December 17, 2010

Dec. 17, 2010
Contact: Sam Irwin
Commissioner Strain honors West Monroe cattleman
Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., honored West Monroe cattleman Robert Joyner today for his service to the state’s cattle industry at the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Baton Rouge headquarters.
Joyner has been in the cattle business for more than 40 years and is the executive vice president of the Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association.
Strain awarded Joyner with a special commendation plaque that acknowledged Joyner’s “willingness to tackle any issue that may come up regarding the Louisiana cattle industry.”
“Mr. Joyner has gone above and beyond the normal call of duty to work with the LDAF by offering his time, assistance, insight and advice on the needs of the Louisiana cattle industry,” Strain said. “His input has been of great benefit to the LDAF in formulating plans and polices that affect the cattle industry.”
Strain also cited Joyner’s work in disease control, USDA-mandated disease traceability programs, beef promotion, the Livestock Brand Commission Crimestoppers program, disaster relief and the LDAF Livestock Brand Commission/Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association Livestock Producer Protection program.
Joyner’s wife, Debbie, and members of his family accompanied the honoree to the award presentation.