Seven beef operations were tapped as regional winners in the 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). The national winner will be announced in January at the 2010 Cattle Industry Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX.

The regional recipients are:

  • Region I: Young's Cattle Company, Belmont, OH.

  • Region II: Greenview Farms, Screven, GA.

  • Region III: Eckenfels Farm, Sainte Genevieve, MO.

  • Region IV: Stoney Point AgriCorp, Inc., Melissa, TX.

  • Region V: Pape Ranches, Daniel, WY.

  • Region VI: Leavitt Lake Ranches, Vina, CA.

  • Region VII: Daybreak Ranch, Highmore, SD.

ESAP is presented each year by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and The National Cattlemen's Foundation, and is sponsored by Dow AgroSciences and USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more info, or to nominate a producer, visit www.environmentalstewardship.org.