Hyde County Mom Selected Regional Winner for America’s Farmers’ Mom Award

image001American Agri-Women and Monsanto’s America’s Farmer’s Mom program announced their five regional winners Friday, and North Carolina’s Bethany Pugh, of Middle Creek Farms in Englehard in Hyde County is the southeast regional winner.  She explains how she was nominated:

“Natalie Wayne, a close family friend and Extension Director, collaborated with my husband to make the nomination. It was a complete surprise when I got the call that I was the regional winner.”

Pugh outlines her part in the farming operation:

“We are all row crops and some veg. We have cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat, red potatoes and string beans. I do the book keeping and the office work. I used to drive the tractor a bit but the kids have taken that over.”

The Pugh’s have three children, 3, 8 and 10.  Bethany says the oldest two are getting a farming foundation in 4-H:

“We had our county livestock show on Wednesday and our oldest showed hogs. Its why I love the farming lifestyle that we have; we are able to have the kids be an integral part of the operation.”

America’s Farmer’s Mom will be determined by popular vote, but Bethany already feels like a winner:

“Its an honor being here at Monsanto and being chosen as America’s Farmer’s Mom regional winner. I am appreciative of it all and looking forward to what is to come.”

Read more about Bethany and her four regional co-winners at americasfarmers.com.



A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.