The Environmental Stewardship Award

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.

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 semi-annual meeting at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference.

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.

This Year’s Recipient

Manning Family Farm

Manning Family Farm – Maritimes Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce the Manning Family Farm, in Falmouth, Nova Scotia, as the recipient of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) for 2021.   The farm is owned and operated by Dean and Catherine Manning. They left their off-farm careers about 25 years ago to return to the second-generation family farm where Dean was raised. They’ve carried on […]

How to Nominate

All beef cattle operations in Canada are eligible to apply for The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA). Beef producers interested in TESA can apply by filling out the application form found on this page.

Producers can either nominate themselves, another individual or be nominated by an organization. All methods are equally encouraged.

Past Recipients

For over 25 years, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association has celebrated the care and commitment taken by Canadian producers to raise cattle, while protecting and preserving the environment. Meet our past recipients and read their sustainability stories.