A first-generation dryland farmer from Texas has been named National “Farm Mom of the Year.”
Heather Dineen, representing the Southern Region, was the top vote getter in the 2014 Monsanto America’s Farmers Mom of the Year contest.
Dineen, who farms just outside of Dallas, was nominated by her husband, John Paul.
“There have been lots of struggles establishing and maintaining our farm, but Heather always helps us keep going whether she’s earning grocery money with a paper route, sewing old clothes into new ones or just helping me fix equipment,” said John Paul. “We love farming, and no matter how hard things get, she always makes time to visit schools and share our ag story.”
Along with the title “National Farm Mom of the Year,” Dineen will receive an additional $5,000 (each regional finalist received $5,000).