Most businesses are careful to operate within
regulatory and legal guidelines – in fact; they employ a person or
staff for that purpose. Then there are those uncommon businesses and
industries that make the choice to go above and beyond what is
required. The Neill Cattle Co. is one such business in Oklahoma.
|Left to Right: DeeAnn & Joe Neill, the Hon. Brian Griffin (Secretary of Environment), Dan Perrish (Division Director fo OK Department of Agriculture/Water Quality) and Michelle Sutton (Water Quality Relations Goernment Specialist).
Owners Joe and Dee Ann Neill have demonstrated an exemplary commitment
both to the cattle industry and to environmental quality. They have
spent more than $1.1 million on industry innovations that protect the
environment. Their methods have attracted visiting ranchers,
international interests and students. The Neill’s welcome that interest
– even provide tours of their ranch operations.
For making environmentally sound choices, for serving as a model for
the cattle industry and for demonstrating that environmental investment
can be good for business, the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful board has
established an Award of Environmental Merit and the Neill Cattle
Company of Welch, Oklahoma is its first recipient.
Posted on 05/01/2000
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under