Thursday, July 28, 2016

Stone is NM CowBelles' 'Man of the Year'

Preston Stone, of Capitan, New Mexico, was named the New Mexico CowBelles’ 2016 Man of the Year at the group’s recent mid-year meeting in Ruidoso. “We are pleased to honor Preston with this much-deserved award,” said NMCB President Anita Hand, of Datil, New Mexico. “His dedication to agriculture, the beef industry, and the New Mexico CowBelles, is much appreciated.” Stone, a long-time Capitan area rancher, was nominated for the award by the Corriente CowBelles. His nomination recognizes his willingness to stand up and advocate for rural residents and agriculture, both locally and across the state. He has also helped the Corriente CowBelles with countless fundraisers, service activities and educational programs. “He is a true champion for our industry and lifestyle,” the group concluded. Stone serves on the Lincoln County Commission, and over the years has served the community on many boards including the Upper Hondo Soil and Water Conservation District, the Otero County Electric Cooperative and the Capitan Municipal School Board...more

And he was key to helping the Cibola ranchers who were arbitrarily kicked off the forest.  Congratulations Preston!

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