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. Alabama Cattlemen’s President Woody Clark of Andalusia presented the award to Stephanie Bryan, PCI tribal council chair, and John English, farm manager. Shown are, left to right, Tim Martin, Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority president and CEO; Billy Smith, Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve general manager; Sandy Hollinger, tribal council member; Garvis Sells, tribal council member; John English, PRF general manager; Stephanie Bryan, tribal council chair; Keith Martin, tribal council member; Woody Clark, ACA president; David Gehman, tribal council secretary and David Elliott, NRCS tribal liaison.
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. Alabama Cattlemen’s President Woody Clark of Andalusia presented the award to Stephanie Bryan, PCI tribal council chair, and John English, farm manager. Shown are, left to right, Tim Martin, Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority president and CEO; Billy Smith, Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve general manager; Sandy Hollinger, tribal council member; Garvis Sells, tribal council member; John English, PRF general manager; Stephanie Bryan, tribal council chair; Keith Martin, tribal council member; Woody Clark, ACA president; David Gehman, tribal council secretary and David Elliott, NRCS tribal liaison.

Perdido River Farms earns state environmental award

Published 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.”

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