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Gorings nominated for conservation award

Cari Doutre

Leader Staff Writer

One of Deweyville’s best was recently recognized as a finalist for the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award, a nomination that is an award in itself.

The William “Junior” Goring family of Deweyville was one of three Utah families nominated for the award that ultimately went to the Karl and Raymond Heaton family of Kane County.

The Gorings are best known around Box Elder County for their work with sheep in the agricultural community.  They are third generation sheep farmers who not only raise their own sheep, but also buy and sell sheep for breeding and meat. Using their own trucking company, they are able to transport the sheep. They also take in up to 4,000 feeder lambs which are smaller lambs not sold right away but fed, matured and later sold off.

The Sand County Foundation, the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the Utah Cattlemen’s Association and Western AgCredit sponsor this yearly award to agricultural operations that enhance Utah’s natural resources.

“These finalists are examples of the determination, innovation and dedication that characterize agricultural families across Utah,” said Brent Haglund, Sand County Foundation President.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Leader.

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