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ABP’s Environmental Stewardship Awards open for nominations

Written by  Demi Knight
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Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) officials are hoping to gain nominations for the 2018 Environmental Stewardship awards this year before the deadline approaches.


These Environmental Stewardship Awards work to recognize cattle producers throughout the province that remain environmentally friendly whilst helping communities thrive in both productivity and profit.
ABP works endlessly throughout the entire province to represent more than 20,000 cattle producers hoping to gain their and garner nominations for this coveted award.
Katelyn Laverdure, communications manager at Alberta Beef Producers, says this award can help producers in as many ways as they allow it to.
“Receiving the award can provide varying levels of exposure and is entirely up to the recipient. We present the award at our Annual General Meeting in December.”
The environmental stewardship awards are open to all producers throughout the province to send in nominations for themselves or producers they believe are making important strides toward good environmental production practices. By making this award available, Alberta Beef Producers hope they can promote cleaner operations and more environmental conscious producers across the province.
The competition is made up of a team of judges formed from ABP delegates, last year’s winner and industry associates who will all work to review the submissions as well A tour the nominated facilities. All those who nominate themselves or others will be scored on criteria unique to each business and the practices that they implement within their business.
Winners of this coveted award will gain not only acknowledgement from one of the biggest beef producers in the country, but also a video that shows off their ranching operations and an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2017 Alberta Beef Producers annual general meeting which will be held this year in Calgary.
“From the award, media opportunities are typically available, greater exposure with community groups and farm tours can all play a role following the award,” says Laverdure of opportunities that can follow winning this award.
She adds winners are given the opportunity to go above the provincial levels and towards national recognition.
“Provincial recipients are also nominated for the national award presented at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference.”
Nomination applications can be found online at: http://albertabeef.org/uploads/CallforNominationspdf-658.pdf.
The deadline for nominations is July 15 with the winner being announced in early December of this year.

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