Lee and Grace Bagwell are recipients of the Cattleman of the Year for 2017 for the San Luis Valley Cattlemen’s Association at the Cattlemen’s annual meeting held in Alamosa. Also pictured is son Jim Bagwell. The Bagwells reside in Manassa, and Lee was the 2007 president of the organization. “It is a great honor to receive this from my peers. The strength of the industry lies with people who take interest in making the food source the safest and of the highest quality possible,” Lee Bagwell said. GL Bagwell & Sons is a multi generational farm/ranch in Conejos County and truly represents the spirit of the cattle industry.
Courtesy photo by Larry Crowder