Six diverse cattle operations, regional honorees of the 2011 Environmental Stewardship Award (ESA), will compete for the national award presented at the national cattle industry’s winter meeting in Nashville, TN. 

Honoring producers who have been innovative environmental leaders, the ESA is presented annually by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Cattleman’s Foundation, and sponsored by Dow AgroSciences and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Nominations for 2012 awards are now open. More information can be found at