Perdido River Farms earns state environmental awardPublished 2:50pm Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Perdido River Farms (PRF) of Atmore was recognized as the 2014 State Environmental Stewardship Award winner by the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) at the fall board meeting held in Auburn, according to an ACA press release.
Owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, PRF is home to 1,200 beef cattle in western Escambia County.
“This award recognizes the tremendous job PRF is doing to produce beef in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner,” said ACA President Woody Clark of Andalusia.
The management of Perdido River Farms works closely with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to implement many best management practices that benefit both production agriculture and environmental stewardship.
“PRF is very conscientious of maintaining, protecting and preserving ‘Mother Earth’ and utilizes USDA programs to address their resource concerns,” said David Elliot, NRCS tribal liaison.
The state Environmental Stewardship Award Program is part of a national recognition effort by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
“The cattlemen and women of this country take seriously their responsibility to the environment,” said NCBA President Bob McCan of Texas. “The ESAP award serves as a showcase for the practices employed by farmers and ranchers to improve air, land and water quality.
“Those practices, in turn benefit the land, improve fish and wildlife habitat and serve as an outstanding example to their fellow producers.”