NSP Producer Named Regional Winner in America’s Farmers Mom of the Year Contest

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NSP Producer Named Regional Winner in America’s Farmers Mom of the Year Contest
Vote to support Heinrich in the contest for 2015 Farm Mom of the Year

LUBBOCK, Texas – The National Sorghum Producers is assembled by hard-working farm families throughout the country and is proud to see those efforts recognized by others. Last week NSP farmer Shelley Heinrich of Lubbock, Texas, was selected as the America’s Farmers Southwest Region Mom of the Year.

Mom of the Year is an extension of the America’s Farmers program, which celebrates the contributions of farmers, who provide food, energy and clothing for a growing planet. Monsanto along with the American Agri-Women (AAW) began the contest in 2010 with a desire to recognize a farm mom who amazes those around her daily through contributions to her family, farm, community and American agriculture.

Nominated by her oldest daughter (Lauren), Heinrich is the classic exemplar of what it means to be a farmer and working mother. Her passion for agriculture, community and her family’s farm shines through her four children, Heath, Lauren, Reagan, and Aubry, and her husband of 26 years, Burt.

“Being a finalist for this award is such an honor and humbling experience,” said Heinrich. “There are thousands of farm moms out there that go above and beyond for their family, community and American agriculture. I am proud to be amongst them sharing my family’s story.”

The 2015 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year contest voting poll is open from April 24 through May 5. NSP encourages you to help support member Shelley Heinrich and cast your vote today. You can vote at AmericasFarmers.com where you can also read the original nomination letter and learn more about the contest.

The full press release provided by Monsanto Company can be viewed here.


 NSP represents U.S. sorghum producers and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry coast to coast through legislative representation, regulatory representation and education. To learn more about NSP, visit www.sorghumgrowers.com.