At Oxbow Animal Health, we believe in celebrations. Like many organizations, we celebrate birthdays, special achievements and business milestones. But we also like to “Celebrate the Journey.” We travel the Oxbow Journey together every day, and at the same time recognize that each of us travels our own, individual journey, using our special talents to be the best that we can be. This is an important part of our mission here at Oxbow.
I have been personally blessed with a passion for hay and animals – a passion that fits very naturally with our location on a farm in the middle of America. Caring for the land and my animals has been the perfect journey for me. I think of all the nights spent sitting on a tractor in a hay field, waiting for the right amount of dew to be absorbed into the hay before baling. Who ever thought those long nights devoted to the harvesting of perfect hay would eventually pay such dividends!
Every one of us has a unique story – a personal journey. And our paths are intertwined as we travel through life together. As we follow our passions and realize our personal dreams, we inevitably impact others’ lives and contribute to something greater. At Oxbow we feel called to leave a legacy. To make the world a better place. We are committed to using our talents and resources to make a difference…as a business and as individuals.
Oxbow tries to make the world a better place in many ways. We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of animals and the people who care for them. We provide annual grants and other forms of support to animal rescue groups around the country. Every year Oxbow sponsors academic scholarships for high school and college students pursuing careers in veterinary medicine and animal science. The company supports university research efforts to expand our understanding of animal health and nutrition. The local community and local schools are primary beneficiaries of Oxbow’s growth and our commitment to giving back. Many other local, State and church-related groups receive donations and support from Oxbow Animal Health every year.
I recognize how important it is for Oxbow to be successful. Our small, rural community benefits from the payroll and tax dollars we invest. Families of our associates depend upon us to make sound business decisions. But the primary measure of success for Oxbow is not financial. We strive to create opportunities for each Oxbow associate to have a successful journey. Every day we invest our energy and talents toward being the best that we can be – individually and collectively – to leave the world a better place. Now, that’s truly something to celebrate!
A message from John Miller, Founder and President of Oxbow Animal Health