Fred Thurston has been named recipient of the 2017 Utah Leopold Conservation Award, presented by Sand County Foundation in partnership with Western AgCredit, Utah Farm Bureau Federation and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association. The award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. Thurston received a crystal award and $10,000 at the Utah Farm Bureau Federation's recent annual convention in Layton. Thurston owns a cattle ranch in the Weber River Valley in Morgan County, where his great grandfather settled.
Sand County Foundation, Western AgCredit, Utah Farm Bureau Federation, Utah Cattlemen’s Association