A pasture-based livestock farm west of Brandon received this year's Manitoba Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) presented by Manitoba Beef Producers and MNP.

Lisa Hodgins and her husband Cameron farm near Lenore, Manitoba.

"It's one of those humbling experiences, we do what we do not to be recognized like that, but it is kind of a nice pat on the back in recognition for the hard work and the effort we're putting into things here on the farm," said Lisa.

The couple have been farming for over 10 years.

"We've been doing the bale grazing and we rotate our animals around in the summer-time so everything's out on pasture and everything's planned grazing," added Lisa. "We're giving areas of land the rest that they need and keeping everything moving to help produce those healthy plants."

Lisa and Cameron received the award last week at a banquet held in Brandon as part of Manitoba Beef Producers' 40th Annual General Meeting.

Hodgins Farms now qualifies for the national TESA award which will be handed out at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference.

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