VINA, Calif., August 28, 2013 —
Darrell Wood, a national leader in rangeland conservation and President of Panorama Meats the largest grass-fed beef producer in the U.S., has joined the board of directors of the Land Trust Alliance in Washington, D.C.
A sixth-generation California cattleman, Wood raises certified organic, grass-fed cattle on his 40,000-acre Leavitt Lake Ranch in Northern California. His ranch supplies beef to Panorama Meats, now comprised of more than 50 family ranches in nine states that follow strict environmental stewardship protocols. Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Beef is sold at Whole Foods Markets throughout the U.S. Panorama Natural Grass-Fed Beef is sold at H-E-B/Central Markets stores in Texas.
Wood is past Chairman and a current board member of the Partnership of Rangeland Trusts, former Chairman and a 14-year board member of California Rangeland Trust, former Second Vice President of the California Cattlemen’s Association, past President of the Partnership of Rangeland Trusts and past President of the Lassen County Cattleman’s Association.
Wood received the Grassland Stewardship Award in 1999 from the Society for Range Management Stewardship, the NCBA 2009 National Environmental Stewardship Award and the National Wetlands Conservation Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2006.
Panorama donates a portion of its California sales to California Rangeland Trust for creation of conservation easements on working cattle ranches.