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Grassland Conservation Award

John & Bonnie Slocombe of BJ Angus Genetics received the 2008 USDA Grassland Conservation Award. According to Alex Miller, USDA Rangeland Management Specialist, “the award is given to beef producers who strive to protect the regions tall grass resources. In cooperation with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Slocombe’s developed a conservation plan for their registered Angus cattle operation that consisted of cross-fencing pastures, constructing ponds, installing frost-free waterers, and implementing a rotational grazing system. These improvements will assist in preserving the tall grass prairie and provide reliable water sources year-round.” Slocombe’s received the award at the annual Geary County Conservation District Banquet, January 22, 2009.

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