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State cattle industry convention honors agriculture professionals

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Stock Growers Association honored a number of outstanding agriculture advocates during the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show, held June 5 to June 8 in Cheyenne.

Patricia Hatle was named the Outstanding Range Professional and Doug Thompson was honored as Guardian of the Grasslands. The 2013 Leopold Conservation Award winners, the Padlock Ranch, also were recognized.

Thompson received the Guardian of the Grasslands award for his continued work and dedication to protect natural resources in Fremont County.

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.

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