Awards with Highland Feeders
National Environmental Stewardship Award Winners!
"The CCA and Merial Canada have announced the winner of the first annual National Feedlot Environmental Stewardship Award. The award was present to Highland Feeders of Vegreville, Alberta at the CCA's semi-annual meeting and convention. The award recognizes outstanding efforts of feedlot operators in implementing management practices that protect the environment. Highland Feeders' driving momentum is the principle of environmental stewardship, underlined by economic common sense. They believe good management practices mean good environmental practices, because the same resources that are important to the environment, soil, air and water are essential for agriculture. Highland sees their cattle as sentinels of the environment in that cattle need clean, abundant water, and protecting this and other resources protects profitability."
Growing Alberta's Green Team
Bern & Mike accept Highland's Green Team Award. The "Green Team" award was established in 1998, as a platform for giving industry-wide recognition to individuals acknowledged as environmental stewards in diverse sections of our industry.
Science and technology outstanding achievement in applied technology and innovation award Alberta
Junior Citizen of the Year
Kirstin Kotelko receives the Junior Citizen of the Year Award from the Vegreville and District Chamber of Commerce.
Presenting the award to Kirstin is
sponsor Orest Hlus.
Congratulations to Bern
On receiving a University of Alberta Alumni Association Award of Excellence! The University of Alberta has established four distinguished awards in recognition of their graduates who continue to bring honor to themselves and their alma mater in many ways: through leadership in their professions, business and government, groundbreaking advances in science and medicine, accomplishments in athletics and the arts, and service to the global and local communities. Specifically, the Alumni Award of Excellence recognizes specific, recent accomplishments of alumni members such as our very own Bern Kotelko!
Shown are Bern & Page, honored provincially as Distinguished Agrologist and Outstanding Young Agrologist , respectively. The Alberta Institute of Agrologists is the professional organization for post-secondary graduates in Agriculture.