CowBelle of the Year
Laural receiving her bracelet from Crystal
Our 2018 Cowbelle of the Year is????
Congratulations from all of us.
Laural grew up in East Biggs on a walnut farm and attended Chico State, majoring in Home Economics. In 1982 she married her husband, John, in Cedarville, CA and moved to Calpine in Sierra Valley where she began a 20-year career in commercial printing. A late in life surprise of two lovely children and a move with her family to Germany created an opportunity for her to become a stay at home mom. Laural volunteered her cooking and crafting skills at her children’s school and in the local community. She continued this involvement when her family moved back to the States and Sierra Valley in 2010.
As a Cattle Woman, Laural looks for ways to optimize our Unit’s community involvement through her activities in Grange, 4H, FFA and the High School Ag Dept. Activities include fermenting horseradish, cider pressing, coaching the FFA Dairy Team and teaching the History of Corn in the Americas.
Laural manages our Face Book page and is active in our Unit’s longstanding activities including the Brand Quilt, Farm Day and craft sales to fund our Ag in the Classroom Committee, of which she is co-chair. She helped create and co-chaired our Buckaroo Kids Camp, a summer day camp where 30+ kids learn rural life skills.
Our award recognizes Laural’s contributions to our Unit’s activities and her enthusiasm in bringing new opportunities for community involvement to our group. We are proud to have her with us.