Two New Mexico women were honored for their contributions and years of dedication to the agriculture industry at a Producer Field Day and Bull Sale, at El Sueno del Corazon Ranch, in Abiquiu, NM.
Jane Frost, San Jon, and Carol Humphries, Lindrith, received the Corazon Award, presented by Sage Miller of El Sueno del Corazon. This award is given annually to women in the state who have devoted their time, energy and talents to the livestock industry, their communities and families, and received little recognition for those efforts.
In the presentation, Miller outlined the women's many activities and accomplishments, and praised them for their contributions to their families and the industry both locally and nationally.
Frost, recipient of the award for the southern portion of the state, grew up on a farm near Happy, TX. She and her family now operate a commercial cow-calf operation, near San Jon. In an effort to teach kids about agriculture, they also operate Caprock Creek Adventures. Visitors, usually from area schools, visit the ranch, eat a chuckwagon dinner and, most importantly, see where their food comes from.
She is a member of the CowBelles and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, serving on the NMCGA board of directors representing the New Mexico Beef Council (NMBC). Frost also represents NMBC in the National Cattlemen's Beef Association for many years. Frost is active in her church, United Methodist Women and her granddaughters' activities.
Humphries received the Corazon award for the northern portion of the state. She is active in local 4-H and FFA activities, still helping out as a chaperone and in other roles although her own children are grown. She is also very active in her church and school functions.
She was the ranch operator and domestic engineer, staying home to feed and care for the cattle and their daughters through the years while her husband, Bill, was away from home for long periods of time serving in public office and in different trade organizations.