Heart of Ag Awards taps Karen Henry as Uinta County’s winner


CHEYENNE July 12, 2021 — Bridger Valley resident Karen Henry was named the winner of the Heart of Ag award for Uinta County and is one of 17 women who will be honored.

Henry and the other 16 Heart of Ag award winners from various counties will be honored Aug. 21, at the Wyoming Pioneer Association Ruth Williams Conference Center in Douglas from 12-3 p.m.

Karen Henry and her husband Garie raise beef cattle on the family ranch that has been in the Henry family for over 100 years. It is a family operation with their son and his wife as full partners in the ranch with them. “We pass it down from generation to generation,” Karen said. “Garie is the 4th generation and we have great-grandkids that will be the 7th generation. “Being a Wyoming rancher means the world to us.” Karen served as president of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation from 1994-2005. As state president, Karen believed in working on agriculture issues to make sure ranching continues strong for generations.

The Heart of Ag program and ceremony is a collaborative effort between the UW Extension Agriculture/Horticulture Team, the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association, the Wyoming Woolgrowers Association, and the Wyoming Farm Bureau.

This year speakers will be supported by the USDA Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (WSARE). Additional support is provided by the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association, the Wyoming Livestock Roundup, First Northern Bank of Wyoming and Campbell County Farm Bureau.

In addition to the educational lectures each year, nominees are selected for Heart of Agriculture Awards supporting women agriculture producers nominated by their peers, organizations and others in each county. These nominees are reviewed by a committee from previous honorees and the sponsoring organizations for final selection.

Each Honoree will receive a certificate and a gate sign that reads “A Wyoming Heart of Agriculture Honoree Works Here.” These materials will be presented at the event unless the Honoree is unavailable to attend. Additional information is available by contacting Scott Cotton at (307)235-9400 or [email protected].

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