Each year the American Agri-Women select five regional women who personify the “ideal”. Someone who has a balance between their home life and helping on the farm and being active in their community. This woman is also someone who is active in the agricultural industry and is actively working to help bridge the gap between consumers and producers. This year, one of those five finalists is Katie Heger, a farmer from Underwood, ND. Heger is originally from the suburban twin cities but moved to the farm in North Dakota upon marrying her husband, Steven. The two have five children and operate a 8,000 acre operation while also participating in 4-H. Heger is also a volunteer with the North Dakota Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and operates a blog on farm life at hegerfamilyfarms.wordpress.com. She also participates in Common Ground and is a vocal proponent of biotechnology use. She will represent the Northwest Region.
Other regional winners this year include: Karen Kaspar, Owatonna, MN (Midwest Region), Nikki Weathers Yuma, CO (Southwest Region), Ann Stamp Cranston, Rhode Island (Northeast Region), and Mary Courtney Bagdad, Kentucky.
America’s Farmers is sponsored by Monsanto. Voting will until May 4th and each person may vote once per day until then. Those interested in supporting one of the nominations can go to http://www.americasfarmers.com/community-outreach/farm-mom-nominees-2016/Share