The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced regional winners of the Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) during the 2018 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting Aug. 1 in Denver, CO.

“Cattlemen and women everywhere understand that the land, air and water resources in their care are the cornerstone of their success and they are only stewards of those resources for a short time,” said NCBA President Kevin Kester. “Each of us understands the importance of improving those resources and leaving them better for future generations. This year’s nominees are outstanding examples of what is possible for the beef industry and they serve as an inspiration for producers everywhere to continue improving their stewardship practices.”

Winners are selected from nominees in NCBA’s seven regions. This year six regional winners were selected and will compete for the national award, which will be announced during the Annual Cattle Industry Convention in New Orleans, LA, in February 2019.

The ESAP was established in 1991 by the NCBA to recognize outstanding land stewards in the cattle industry. It is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont; McDonald’s; USDA-NRCS Service; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. — WLJ

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