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2009 Environmental Stewardship Award Winners

Region I:  Young’s Cattle Co.
Rick & Jayne Young (Belmont, Ohio)
Nominated by Ohio Cattlemen’s Association & Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District
 
Region II:  Greenview Polled Hereford Farms, Inc.
Jonathan (Jonny) Harris and Family (Screven, Georgia)
Nominated by Georgia Cattlemen’s Association
 
Region III:  Eckenfels Farm
Bob Eckenfels (Sainte Genevieve, Missouri)
Nominated by USDA - NRCS
 
Region IV:  Stoney Point AgriCorp
Mark Quinn and Family (Melissa, Texas)
Nominated by Texas Cattle Feeders Association
 
Region V:  Pape Ranches Inc.
Norm & Barbara Pape, Fred & Michelle Pape, and David Pape (Daniel, Wyoming)
Nominated by Wyoming Stock Growers Association
 
Region VI:  Leavitt Lake Ranches
Darrell, Callie, Ramsey and Dallice Wood (Vina, California)
Nominated by California Cattlemen’s Association & California Rangeland Trust
 
Region VII:  Daybreak Ranch
Jim & Carol Faulstich, Adam & Jacquie Roth (Highmore, South Dakota)
Nominated by S.D. Grasslands Coalition 

 


 

Seven U.S. Cattle Operations Win Environmental Award for 2009

Statement by the 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award Selection Committee
Dave Petty, Chairman
July 16, 2009

“The members of the 2009 National Environmental Stewardship Award Selection Committee are extremely proud to announce this year’s regional award winners, hailing from diverse family cattle operations from across the United States.
 
“These operations have successfully conducted stewardship practices that serve as exemplary models for all cattle producers. They are actively working to protect and improve the environment and have proven that stewardship and good business can go hand-in-hand.  Each operation is committed to conservation and the cattle industry, which is evident through their leadership and practices.
 
“The seven regional winners have made extensive efforts to work closely with their local communities and government agencies, conservation and wildlife organizations including The Nature Conservancy, to assist in the development of conservation practices and valuable rangeland protection.  They have seen the value in building partnerships that strengthen their operation.  These folks showcase how the implementation of cooperative research efforts, educational events, partnerships and government programs can really pay off.
 
“We are also proud to announce that 2009 marks the 19th year of the Environmental Stewardship Award. Over the years, we have seen an exceptional number of applications, and we look forward to the continued growth of this prestigious award. We thank Dow AgroSciences LCC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), for their dedication to sponsoring this award, which honors environmental innovation and perseverance among U.S. cattle producers.” 

The 2009 Regional Environmental Stewardship Award Winners are: 

-Region I:  Young’s Cattle Co., Belmont, Ohio
Rick & Jayne Young
Nominated by Ohio Cattlemen’s Association &
Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District

 
-Region II:  Greenview Polled Hereford Farms, Inc., Screven, Ga..
Jonathan (Jonny) Harris and Family
Nominated by Georgia Cattlemen’s Association
 
-Region III:  Eckenfels Farm, Sainte Genevieve, Mo..
Bob Eckenfels
Nominated by USDA - NRCS
 
-Region IV:  Stoney Point AgriCorp, Melissa, Texas
Mark Quinn and Family
Nominated by Texas Cattle Feeders Association
 
-Region V:  Pape Ranches Inc, Daniel, Wyo..
Norm & Barbara Pape, Fred & Michelle Pape, and David Pape
Nominated by Wyoming Stock Growers Association
 
-Region VI:  Leavitt Lake Ranches, Vina, Calif..
Darrell, Callie, Ramsey and Dallice Wood
Nominated by California Cattlemen’s Association &
California Rangeland Trust
 
-Region VII:  Daybreak Ranch, Highmore, S.D.
Jim & Carol Faulstich, Adam & Jacquie Roth
Nominated by S.D. Grasslands Coalition

The 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award Selection Committee consists of past award winners, university faculty, federal and state government agencies, conservation and environmental organizations. The program is administered by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

 
 
 
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