Betty Rosson, of Quaker Hill Farm in Louisa, Virginia is the 2013 southeastern winner of Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Mom competition. Betty was nominated by her son for America’s Farmers Mom:
“I didn’t know he had done it until it was all over with. He called me and told me that I had won. It was a complete surprise.”
Quaker Hill Farm has 750 brood cattle, in addition to row crops and smaller livestock they breed to supply FFA and 4-H students. Betty’s primary job on the farm now is the bookkeeping. In addition to all that, Betty is involved in other activities off the farm:
“I am co-chair of the Louisa County farm bureau women’s ag committee. We do a lot with ag in the classroom and reading to the kids at school. I’m also on the board of directors for the Louisa County Rescue Squad.”
Betty explains that among her many responsibilities and activities, communicating farm life and food safety is one of her passions:
“It means a lot that I can represent farm moms of the area and its such a blessing to be a farm mom. People who don’t live on farms don’t know what they are missing, its an experience every day and it means a lot to represent farm moms and what they do. And to talk to other moms about where their food comes from and food safety.”
To vote in the national America’s Farmers Mom contest go to www.AmericasFarmers.com to read a complete biography of Betty and the other regional winners. Voting continues through May 11, the Saturday before Mother’s Day.