One local dairy producer is selected as the 2014 Northwest Region Farm Mom of the Year.
Jennifer Holle works with her family at Northern Lights Dairy south of Mandan.
Holle beat out farm moms in 9 states for the title and is now competing for the National Title of 2014 farm mom of the year.
Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin has the story.
There's rarely a dull day on the farm.
Jennifer Holle certainly wasn't expecting that chores like this...would lead to national attention.
(Jennifer Holle / Contestant for 2014 Farm Mom of the Year) "I called her back and she said congraucongratulationsn the Northwest Region Farm Mom of 2014, and I was really floored and shocked. She said, I'll give you a call back in a little bit. An hour later, a PR person called and said we will fly you down, does 5 days work for you? It was all just a big rush and just an amazing experience."
Like many moms...Holle leads a busy life.
She's an active partner in their 600 cow dairy serving as the calf operations manager,
(Jennifer Holle / Contestant for 2014 Farm Mom of the Year) "The computer actually reads what calf it is and will record how much they ate and how fast they ate. Every morning when I come in here, I look at the computer and I see who's up and moving around, who ate their breakfast, how fast did they eat it."
Plus she's involved in her community...
(Jennifer Holle / Contestant for 2014 Farm Mom of the Year) "I think the biggest thing I love is educating the people. I love going out and speaking and talking and having tours and little kids running around all the way to senior citizens and coming to see what we do and what we provide."
All well raising 4 kids.
The mom with the most votes will win the national title.
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