Ribbon Creek Ranch Recipients of Environmental Stewardship Award

Baerg Family Beef Producer Award

Gerry and Dawn Baerg (and family) as the owners and operators of the Ribbon Creek Ranch are the recipients of the 2022 Alberta Beef Producers Environmental Stewardship Award

The presentation of the award and beautiful plaque took place Monday July 11, at the Three Hills Community Centre with a small dinner gathering with family and friends and board members and agricultural representatives present, along with regrets from some who were unable to attend.

Comments from Jason Hale, Vice Chair of the Alberta Beef Producers, Chris Israelson, ESA Chairman, a short video of the ranch property and response from Jerry, were all quite inspiring.

“The judges were really impressed with all the work Jerry and his family have done with the environmental sustainability so clearly at the forefront of how the ranch is managed.”

Jerry also describes some of these measures including growing of native grasslands, fencing smaller pasture paddocks and rotation, solar powered portable water pumps, and having the cattle pasturing on the hill tops.

Jerry was emphatic that the success of the system that has led to the award, is the strong team of supporters and advisors that work with him.

The location of the ranch is described as “in the Linden area”.