On May 26th, Millennium Farms announced the promotion of longtime Farm Manager Bobby Miller to the position of Vice Chairman. The vacated role of Farm Manager will be bestowed upon current Assistant Farm Manager Jose Rodarte.
Miller, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, has 40 years of equine experience under his belt, which includes spending the last ten as Millennium Farms’ Farm Manager. Before that, he spent 18 years at Walmac International in a similar role.
“Bobby is one of the most respected horsemen in our industry. He has been the architect of the strong foundation of horsemanship and bloodstock management that our customers have come to expect and appreciate,” said Millennium Farms Owner Ro Parra. “He has been such an integral part of our operation that I can’t imagine not being able to lean on Bobby for advice, counsel, and direction going forward.”
Rodarte is no slouch himself when it comes to equine experience. He’s been with the company for 14 years and has experience in a multitude of different areas such as handling stallions and working with broodmares.
“I have worked with Jose for over 20 years and it has been a pleasure watching him grow personally and professionally. He is an excellent horseman, has top notch ethical standards, and has earned the respect of employees and customers,” said Miller.
Miller continued: “I decided to make the transition now because I am 100% confident that Jose will make an outstanding farm manager. “I look forward to the next stage of my career. I plan to continue to live at the farm and be readily available for Jose, J Ted, Ro, and our customers.”