The Environmental Stewardship Award - TESA


As stewards of a vast portion of the Canadian landscape, Canada’s beef cattle producers play a significant role in protecting and enhancing the environment. They continuously strive to improve existing stewardship conservation practices to create a sustainable future – always farming for tomorrow.

About TESA

Since 1996, TESA has recognized producers who go above and beyond standard industry conservation practices and set positive examples for other cattle producers and the general public.


At the local level, a producer receives provincial recognition for their outstanding contributions. These recipients move forward as nominees for national recognition from the CCA. The national TESA recipient is announced during the CCA’s annual Convention, held during the semi-annual meeting.


Each nominee exemplifies significant innovation and attention to a wide range of environmental stewardship aspects in their farm operation. Such innovations extend beneficially to areas far beyond their land, including water, wildlife and air.

For nomination and general information, please contact your provincial cattle association.


Previous TESA Winners

Many outstanding Canadian farm families have been TESA recipients over the past 21 years.
At the provincial and national level, these individuals and families lead the way in
creating a sustainable future for Canada.


To learn more about the significant contributions of past TESA winners,
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2018 Provincial Recipients

Shoestring Ranch

Ian and Carman Murray

Acme, AB.


Alberta Beef Producers

Environmental Stewardship Award  Recipient

Hjertaas Farm

Blain and Naomi Hjertaas

Redvers, SK.


Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association

Environmental Stewardship

Award Recipient

Circle H Farms

Brian and Sonja Harper

Brandon, MB


Manitoba Beef Producers

Environmental Stewardship Award Recipient

Sandra Vos

Grass-fed Beef Operation

Paris, ON


Beef Farmers of Ontario

Environmental Stewardship Award Recipient

Willow Pond Farm

Larry and Pat Ward

Higginsville, Halifax County, NS


Nova Scotia Cattle Producers

 on behalf of the Maritime Beef Council, 2017 recipient of Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture’s Environmental Stewardship Award

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