Dutch Miller | 2003
Dutch Miller served as the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Pork Council from 1983 to 1994. The position was only part time when Dutch first began. With effort and determination, Dutch developed a pork catering enterprise for the Oklahoma Pork Council, and his position became full time. With the catering business, Dutch began the pork chop and pork burger concession booths at the Oklahoma and Tulsa state fairs. He expanded the pork catering business to include several other fairs, regional hog shows and many agricultural related banquets. Dutch also catered the Mayfest in Tulsa, the Art Festival in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City Farm Show and Spring Livestock Show.
Dutch enjoys working with others and has a joint role in many projects with the Oklahoma Swine Breeders Association and Animal Science Extension personnel at Oklahoma State University. He remains active with the Golden Pork Chop contest awards luncheons, providing a pork burger dinner at the Oklahoma All Breeds Sale and numerous other activities related to the Oklahoma Swine Evaluation Station and the Oklahoma Pork Congress. Dutch received the Recognition award from Oklahoma State University Animal Science Department for his outstanding efforts in animal science and contributions to Oklahoma.
While Dutch was Oklahoma Pork Council Executive Director he worked out of his home, due to the small swine industry in the state. He provided his home rent-free to the Oklahoma Pork Council, with his wife, Louise, providing clerical help to the association at no charge.
Dutch and Louise have two grown children, Paula and Patrick, and four grandchildren. Both remain active in their community, church, school and civic activities.