BP donates$10,000 to WY Stock Growers Association
July 22, 2015
BP presented the Wyoming Stock Growers Association with a $10,000 check for their Endowment Trust recognizing the significant partnership between Wyoming's agriculture and energy industries.
The $10,000 check was a highlight of the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) Cowboy Dinner hosted by BP at the Frontier Days sponsor tent on Saturday, July 18. BP is a proud Platinum sponsor of CFD for two consecutive years.
"Partnering with the communities where we live and operate is a cornerstone of BP's values," said Jack Collins, BP's Lower 48 Onshore Business Chief Financial Officer. "With more than 100 years of operating in Wyoming, we have a very long and proud history in the Cowboy state. Together with the agriculture and tourism industries, we are continuing to work hard to develop the state's resources while preserving Wyoming's beauty and wealth for future generations."
Accepting the check on behalf of the Stock Growers Association were Niels Hansen, President, and Jim Magagna, Executive Vice President. "We greatly appreciate and value BP's partnership in the state of Wyoming and their ongoing commitment to responsible development," said Hansen. "The generous contribution from BP will move the Wyoming Stock Growers Endowment Trust one step closer to its campaign goal of raising $1.5 million in advance of our 150th anniversary in 2022."
"Energy development and ranching face many of the same challenges, in particular those posed by excessive federal regulations," explained Magagna. "At the same time, we greatly appreciate the direct professional relationship with BP and their ongoing readiness to effectively address common challenges."
Governor Matt Mead, Congressman Cynthia Lummis and State Treasurer Mark Gordon, all Wyoming ranchers and lifelong members of the Stock Growers Association, were on hand for the presentation and reinforced the importance of Wyoming's three-way partnership of agriculture, energy and tourism industries.
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The Stock Growers Endowment Trust will fund programs that focus on environmental stewardship, ranch succession, public education and student scholarship and internships.
–WSGA & BP