Sue Rowland, Marysville, Kan., was honored as 2011 Hereford Woman of the Year during the National Hereford Women (NHW) annual meeting Oct. 29 in Kansas City.
Sue grew up on a registered Hereford operation in Kansas showing Herefords and was an active 4-H member. She and her recently deceased husband, Jim, had a common passion — Herefords and Hereford youth. The couple’s G&R Polled Herefords was home to numerous champions throughout the years, but more importantly the couple touched hundreds of Hereford youth.
Sue has served as the Kansas Junior Polled Hereford Association advisor for 24 years. Through the years Sue has not missed a junior national since attending the first in 1974. She has helped Kansas host three junior nationals including serving as chairman of the 2011 Junior National Hereford Expo in Kansas City this past summer.
“Sue has worked tirelessly to promote Herefords and support Hereford youth,” says Donna Curry, NHW board member who presented the award. “There is no one more deserving of receiving this award.”
A retired school teacher, Sue continues to remain active in her community.