2013 Country Woman of the Year

The 20th annual Farm & Ranch Guide Country Woman of the Year luncheon program, which will be held on Friday, July 12, at the The Seven Seas Hotel & Waterpark in Mandan, N.D., will feature seven finalists.

The seven finalists include Vawnita Best, Watford City, N.D.; Susan Olsen, Bowman, N.D.; Joy Enger, Marion, N.D.; Tera Meyer, Morristown, S.D.; Kim Barnhardt, Mandan, N.D.; Wendy Solemsaas, Sherwood, N.D.; and Marlene Grabow, Stanley, N.D.

Vawnita Best stands up for ag producers in oil country

Vawnita Best stands up for ag producers in oil country

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Country women not only raise their families to have a deep love for the land and an appreciation for family, but some also answer the call to be the voice for agriculture and ag producers.

Country Woman finalist, Kim Barnhardt, is a real go-getter

Country Woman finalist, Kim Barnhardt, is a real go-getter

ST. ANTHONY, N.D. – Just how does Kim Barnhardt do it all? And while wearing that cape.

Joy Enger named one of Country Woman of the Year finalists

Joy Enger named one of Country Woman of the Year finalists

MARION, N.D. – Joy Enger, a dedicated farm wife and community supporter from the Marion area in southeast North Dakota is one of the Country Woman of the Year finalists.

Country Woman Tera Meyer is a natural at farming and ranching

Country Woman Tera Meyer is a natural at farming and ranching

MORRISTOWN, S.D. – When Tera Meyer graduated from Carrington (N.D.) High School, her future plans didn’t necessarily say, “marry a great guy and become a ranch co-owner/operator,” but that’s where her path led.

Country woman Marlene Grabow lends a hand to those in need

Country woman Marlene Grabow lends a hand to those in need

STANLEY, N.D. – Like many country women, Marlene Grabow is humble about the importance of her role in her family’s farm and ranch operation.

Wendy Solemsaas one of Country Woman of the Year finalists

Wendy Solemsaas one of Country Woman of the Year finalists

SHERWOOD, N.D. – As Wendy Solemsaas was heading off to college, she was certain agriculture was no longer in her future, but times change and she is now one of the finalists for Farm & Ranch Guide’s Country Woman of the Year honor.

Country life, farming is the only life Susan Olsen ever wanted

Country life, farming is the only life Susan Olsen ever wanted

BOWMAN, N.D. - In high school, like any other senior, Susan Olsen recorded her future plans in her yearbook. More than anything else, Susan wrote she wanted to marry a farmer.

Country Woman of the Year luncheon July 12

Country Woman of the Year luncheon July 12

The 20th annual Farm & Ranch Guide Country Woman of the Year luncheon program, which will be held on Friday, July 12, at the The Seven Seas Hotel & Waterpark in Mandan, N.D., promises to be a very special event.

Doreen Rosevold featured speaker for luncheon program

Doreen Rosevold featured speaker for luncheon program

Doreen Rosevold was the featured speaker at the very first Country Woman of the Year program back in 1994 and she will be again for the 20th annual event which will take place beginning at noon on Friday, July 12, at the Seven Seas Hotel & Waterpark in Mandan, N.D.

Congratulations

Congratulations

Misty Steeke, middle, was congratulated after being named Farm & Ranch Guide’s Country Woman of the Year 2012. This year’s Country Woman will be named July 12 at the Seven Seas in Mandan, N.D.

Misty Steeke

Misty Steeke

2012 Country Woman of the Year

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