Women in Wyoming agriculture recognized

Courtesy Photo Heart of Agriculture honorees attending the recognition program and holding their metal gate signs include, from left, Jeannie Lockwood, Sublette County; Morgan Cross-Shoults, Goshen County; Diana Berger, Carbon County; Connie Lohse, Johnson County; Valerie Murray, Big Horn County; Mickey Thoman, Sweetwater County; and Kendall Roberts, Laramie County.

Nineteen Wyoming

women were honored for their contributions

to the state’s agriculture with Heart of Agriculture

awards during a special program

Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Wyoming State

Fair in Douglas.

Jeannie Lockwood from Sublette County

was among those recognized.

The recognition program had been postponed

due to COVID-19 from a ceremony

originally planned in May at the Excellence

in Ag Seminar in Casper by the University of

Wyoming Extension.

Seven of the recipients were in attendance.

Nominations were reviewed by a member of

UW Extension and members of the co-hosts

including the Wyoming Stock Growers Association,

Wyoming Wool Growers Association

and the Wyoming Farm Bureau.

Extension educator Scott Cotton presented

certificates and metal “Wyoming Heart of

Agriculture Honoree works here” gate signs

each including: Albany, Robin Carter; Big

Horn, Valerie Murray; Campbell, Nancy

Tarver; Carbon, Diana Berger; Converse,

Rachel Grant; Crook, Pat Frolander; Fremont,

Timmery Hellyer; Goshen, Morgan

Cross-Shoults; Hot Springs, Terry Wilson;

Johnson, Connie Lohse; Laramie, Kendall

Roberts; Lincoln, Corby McGinnis; Natrona,

Marcia Campbell; Niobrara, Rhonda Pfister;

Park, Elsie Wagler; Platte, Nancy Foy; Sublette,

Jeannie Lockwood; Sweetwater County,

Mickey Thoman; and Weston, Nancy Darnell.

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