On Sept. 28, Lisa Shulte Moore, a landscape ecologist at Iowa State University, was recognized by the MacArthur Foundation for

U.S. researcher looks for more environmental ways to farm

In the United States, it’s a rare honour to be named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. In fact, in 40 years, only 1,061 Americans have been awarded the title and the no-strings-attached stipend, this year a plush $625,000, commonly referred to as a “genius grant.” Even more rare are MacArthur Fellows with ties to farming and […] Read more

“We really need all of the environmental benefits to be part of the conversation,” said Kelly Smith-Fraser, who was the first female chair of Alberta Beef Producers. Canadians must consider things “such as preservation of our grasslands, biodiversity, upcycling, carbon sequestration, as well as providing wildlife habitats — so we really need to take everything into account, not just one little snippet of one piece.” | File photo

Consumers get a side of carbon with their beef

Industry leaders say beef production plays an important role in carbon sequestration that is not well known by consumers

Consumers concerned about the environmental impact of greenhouse gases from Canada’s beef industry aren’t looking at the full picture, a recent webinar at the University of Calgary was told. “We really need all of the environmental benefits to be part of the conversation,” said Kelly Smith-Fraser, who was the first female chair of Alberta Beef […] Read more

Ed and Charlotte Bothner from Beechy have been named Saskatchewan’s TESA (The Environmental Stewardship Award) winners for 2021. | Screencap via YouTube/SKStockGrowers

Saskatchewan producers recognized for stewardship

Ed and Charlotte Bothner from Beechy have been named Saskatchewan’s TESA (The Environmental Stewardship Award) winners for 2021. The couple operates a cow-calf business on land north of the former Matador Community Pasture and 6,000 acres of native grass next to the South Saskatchewan River. In the 1990s they seeded crop land back to grass, […] Read more


Scott and Elan Lees of Soderglen Ranches Ltd. have been honoured with the 2021 Environmental Stewardship Award from the Alberta Beef Producers. | Screencap via YouTube/Alberta Beef Producers

Alta. company receives environmental stewardship award

Alberta Beef Producers presents this year’s recognition to Scott and Elan Lees, who operate Soderglen Ranches Ltd.

A prominent Alberta seedstock cattle operation is on a winning streak. Scott and Elan Lees of Soderglen Ranches Ltd. have been honoured with the 2021 Environmental Stewardship Award from the Alberta Beef Producers. It comes on the heels of Soderglen’s recent win of AgSight’s Mark of Excellence award for its leadership in livestock genetics. “We’re […] Read more