When BEEF editors launched their annual Trailblazer Award back in 1994, we wanted to honor, first and foremost, producers. Our aim was to detail the amazing men and women who go out every day to get the job done in providing America with the highest-quality protein, but also venture ahead of the pack to show their industry a potentially better way.
The most appropriate name we could devise for this new award was the BEEF Trailblazer. In doing so, we pictured those fearless souls of old who braved the unknown, hacking their marks on trees to pioneer a trail of promise for those to follow.
The Diablo Trust
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Troy & Stacy Hadrick
Read more about the Hadricks here. 
Doc and Connie Hatfield
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OR learn about them in this special Trailblazer interview. 
Read more about Mike Milicevic 
OR learn about the 2008 Trailblazer in this special video. 
Read more about Carl Crabtree .
Bob and Nancy Montross
De Smet, SD
Read more about Bob and Nancy Montross .
Click here to read more about Jackie Moore. 
Click here to read more about Jan Lyons. 
Click here to read more about Lucy Rechel. 
Click here to read more about Mike Byrne. 
Click here to read more about Rob Brown. 
Click here to read more about Dennis Swan. 
Click here to read more about Mary Burke. 
Click here to read more about John Harris and David Wood. 
Click here to read more about Wythe Willey. 
Read more about Connie Greig .
Read more about Roger Stuber 
Read more about Burke Healy