NCBA to Announce Environmental Stewardship Winner on July 26

The 2021 national winner of the Environmental Stewardship Program will be announced during the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Reno, Nevada, July 25-27. The award was established by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in 1991. It identifies outstanding land stewards in the cattle industry. Every year, seven families are recognized with regional Environmental Stewardship awards, with one getting honored as the national winner. “Cattle producers across the country work tirelessly to conserve natural resources for future generations,” says NCBA President Don Schiefelbein. “I’m glad we can honor the nation’s top cattle operators for their environmental conservation efforts.” The most recent winner was Beatty Canyon Ranch of Colorado in 2020. The Environmental Stewardship Award Program is sponsored by companies and federal agencies that share the cattle industry’s commitment to caring for the environment and protecting natural resources. Sponsors include Corteva, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, McDonald’s, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.