The Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) presented UFA delegate Tom Thompson and Winding Creek Ranch with the 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award this week at their Annual General Meeting.
Tom grew up in farming and agriculture. “Growing up there was something always pulling me in this direction…being a steward of the land,” he said to ABP. “What sustainability means to me is, what you’re doing today, will this carry on for generations.”
Tom has been operating for 27 years, and today Winding Creek Ranch is a cow calf operation that rotationally grazes 500 acres, with 700 acres of hay crops. Tom attended Olds College and studied mechanics, and has been a UFA delegate since 2013.
The ABP award recognizes leadership in environmental stewardship. Read ABP’s full article and watch the 2017 Environment Stewardship Award video here.