WSGA: GALLOWAY RANCH TO BE HONORED WITH ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARD

{Ten Sleep, Wyoming} July 8, 2021 – Keith and Laura Galloway of the Galloway Ranch will be honored with the 2021 Environmental Stewardship Award on July 14th in Ten Sleep, Wyoming.

The ranch was nominated by the Washakie County Conservation District for their partnership in utilizing Cost Share Programs and grant funds for several projects.  These projects include the installation of an irrigation system for a windbreak, a solar pump system for livestock water on the mountain, as well a corral relocation and replacement of a failing septic system which helped eliminate contaminant runoff and improve water quality on the Nowood River.

The Galloways also are being recognized for the many educational opportunities they have highlighted in Best Management Practices.  These include tours with the WyRed range students, a summer camp and competition in which presentations were given on grazing land management.  They have also hosted area landowners during district workshops providing them with a review of a sage brush mowing project that improved forage for livestock and wildlife that includes a key core area of Sage Grouse habitat. 

“The land and water development and rotational grazing were key factors in their selection,” said Jim Magagna, Executive Vice President of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association.

Being the recipient of the 2021 award, the Galloway Ranch will become the Wyoming Stock Growers Region V nominee for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Environmental Stewardship competition in 2022.

Representatives from national and state government, agricultural areas and peers will be attending the event.

About the Wyoming Stock Growers Association

Since 1872, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association has served the livestock business and families of Wyoming by protecting their economic, legislative, regulatory, judicial, environmental, custom and cultural interests. We promote the role of the cattle industry in resource stewardship, animal care and the production of high-quality, safe and nutritious beef. Learn more at www.wysga.org or call 307-638-3942.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.