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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the links below for articles on previous winners:
- 2016 BEEF Trailblazer Award: Grant and Dawn Breitkreutz
- Bud Sloan is BEEF’s 2015 Trailblazer Award winner
- Anne Burkholder, The Feedyard Foodie, Is BEEF Magazine’s 2014 Trailblazer