Monsanto's 2013 Farm Mom of the Year

Published online: May 25, 2013
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Betty Rosson keeps the book at her family's farm and cattle ranch in Virginia, and she is this year's Monsanto Farm Mom of the Year.

Rosson's son, Charles, nominated her and she says that winning Farm Mom of the year is "awesome" but it hasn't sunk in yet.

Rosson and her husband Charles farm with their younger sons, Charles and Lee. They have raised five boys on their farm. a life that Betty says is very special. She tells Brownfield Ag News, "It's just such an experience. Kids that don't grow up on a farm-they don't have any idea. It's just a blessing for the family to be on a farm."

She manages all the books and taxes for their fifth-generation Quaker Hill Farms in Louisa County, Va., and tells us about their operation.

"We grow soybeans and corn and barley and rye and we have 750 Angus and Angus crossed with Simmental cattle." They also show pigs.

Betty is involved with a number of ag youth organizations and she had a 27-year career with the U.S. Postal Service.  Betty wins $10,000 for being the Southeast regional winner and the national winner.