2021 National Environmental Stewardship Winner to be Announced July 26Fri, 08 Jul 2022 08:12:18 CDT
The 2021 national winner of the Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) will be announced at a reception during the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Reno, Nevada, July 25-27. Established in 1991 by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the award identifies outstanding land stewards in the cattle industry. Each year, seven families are recognized with regional Environmental Stewardship awards, with one being honored as the national winner.
"Cattle producers across the country work tirelessly to conserve natural resources for future generations," said National Cattlemen's Beef Association President Don Schiefelbein. "I'm glad we can honor the nation's top cattle operations for their environmental conservation efforts."
2021 Regional Winners:
Region I - EZ Acres, LLC, Homer, New York
Region II - Vaughn Farms, Forsyth, Georgia
Region III - Robbins Land & Cattle, Scranton, Iowa
Region IV - Dry Creek Ranch, San Angelo, Texas
Region V - Joe C King & Sons Ranch, Winnett, Montana
Region VI - JY Ferry & Son, Inc., Corinne, Utah
Region VII - Blair Brothers Angus Ranch, Vale, South Dakota
Past National ESAP Honorees:
2020 - Beatty Canyon Ranch, Colorado
2019 - Blackbeard's Ranch, Florida
2018 - Thunder View Farms, New York
2017 - Jim O'Haco Cattle Company, Arizona
2016 - Black Leg Ranch, North Dakota
2015 - Maggie Creek Ranch, Nevada
The Environmental Stewardship Award Program is generously sponsored by companies and federal agencies that share the industry's commitment to caring for the environment and protecting natural resources. Sponsors including Corteva Agriscience, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, McDonald's, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partner with NCBA to promote environmental stewardship throughout the beef supply chain.
For more information about ESAP, visit www.environmentalstewardship.org. For more information about Summer Business Meeting and to register to attend, visit www.ncba.org.
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