Nominations open for BEEF Trailblazer Award

BEEF magazine’s Trailblazer Award honors those who go above and beyond in creating a successful beef industry.

Burt Rutherford, Senior Editor

June 20, 2017

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Nominations open for BEEF Trailblazer Award
Dawn and Grant Breitkreutz, and their daughter, Karlie, operate a farming and ranching operation near Redwood Falls, Minn., called Stoney Creek Farm. They were honored as the 2016 Trailblazer Award winners.

For 20-plus years, BEEF magazine has honored a cattle producer with the Trailblazer Award. The Trailblazer Award recognizes a cattle producer for efforts beyond the ranch gate to make the beef business better.

As such, it is not a production award that recognizes on-ranch efforts. Rather, it is an award that recognizes those who go beyond their own operation to influence public opinion or public policy regarding the cattle business.

Nominations are now open for 2017. There is no formal application to fill out, so if you know of somebody who might qualify, please send contact information and a short description of their work on behalf of the beef business beyond the ranch gate. Send your nominations to Burt Rutherford at [email protected].

Click on the links below for articles on previous winners:



About the Author(s)

Burt Rutherford

Senior Editor, BEEF Magazine

Burt Rutherford is director of content and senior editor of BEEF. He has nearly 40 years’ experience communicating about the beef industry. A Colorado native and graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in agricultural journalism, he now works from his home base in Colorado. He worked as communications director for the North American Limousin Foundation and editor of the Western Livestock Journal before spending 21 years as communications director for the Texas Cattle Feeders Association. He works to keep BEEF readers informed of trends and production practices to bolster the bottom line.

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