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Louisa Woman Regional Winner of Farm Mom of the Year Contest

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Betty Rosson, photo courtesy of AmericasFarmers.com Betty Rosson, photo courtesy of AmericasFarmers.com

A Louisa County woman is being recognized for her hard work on the farm and for being a great mom.  Betty Rosson is a regional winner for the national 2013 Farm Mom of the Year contest.

Betty does it all - from running the farm to taking care of her family and staying heavily involved in the Louisa community.  Betty was shocked when she answered the phone and found out she was the southeastern regional winner for the contest.

"Well the first thing I said was 'are you kidding me' and he said 'no really you won' and I said 'OK'," said Betty.    

Rosson's son Charles nominated his mother for the contest - put on by Monsanto. He says his mom is the glue that holds the farm and family together.

"It's a very special lady to do something like that - to live on a farm and to run a business and to raise a family - it takes a lot of character and it's an interesting person to do it, very important," said Charles.

Rosson and her family own Quaker Hill Farm in Louisa County - a fifth generation farm. The 3,000 acres keep the Rossons busy.

"We grow corn and soybeans and barley and we have like 750 Angus and cattle," said Betty.     

The Rossons have exported cattle around the world - as far away as Turkey and Russia.

As if the farm isn't enough of a job, Rosson is heavily involved in the Louisa community. She is co-chair of the Louisa County Farm Bureau Women's Committee and also a board member of the Louisa County Rescue Squad.

She says she hopes the regional win will help her teach others about agriculture.

"It's a good opportunity to educate urban families where their food comes from and the safety of their food which a lot of people are concerned about these days," said Betty.  

Rosson is up against four other regional winners for a chance to be the national winner. Rosson finds out on Mother's Day if she is the winner.

To vote for Betty, click here. To read more about Betty, click here.

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