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2016 Trailblazer Award winners
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.

Nominations open for BEEF Trailblazer Award

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

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

Click on the links below for articles on previous winners:



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