Gracie Creek Landowners Association earns environmental award |

Gracie Creek Landowners Association earns environmental award

Gracie Creek Landowners Association was honored recently with an environmental Stewardship award and are now finalists for the national award. Photo courtesy Nebraska Cattlemen

Gracie Creek Landowners Association (GCLA) of Burwell Neb., was honored last week as one of seven 2013 regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winners during the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colo,. Aug. 8. The Gracie Creek Landowners Association is comprised of the Switzer and Morgan families.

ESAP, now in its 23rd year, was created to recognize beef producers who make environmental stewardship a priority on their farms and ranches while improving production and profitability. The ESAP award is sponsored by Dow AgroSciences; USDA-NRCS; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation.

“GCLA is a leader and an innovator in the beef industry because of its multi-faceted view of sustainability, which to these landowners focuses on environment, economics, and education,” said NC Executive Vice President Pete McClymont. “Such a combination is to be admired and the families that comprise the association are extremely deserving of this honor,” said McClymont.

The seven regional winners will compete for the national ESAP award, which will be announced during the 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn.

–Nebraska Cattlemen

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