A Limon, Colorado, ranch wife is the most recent honoree of the Colorado Master Farm Homemaker's Guild. Cindy Frasier, who, with her husband, Joe, raise commercial and registered Red Angus cattle on their ranch north of Limon, was honored at the Colorado MFH Guild's annual meeting last week in Colorado Springs.

A Limon, Colorado, ranch wife is the most recent honoree of the Colorado Master Farm Homemaker's Guild. Cindy Frasier, who, with her husband, Joe, raise commercial and registered Red Angus cattle on their ranch north of Limon, was honored at the Colorado MFH Guild's annual meeting last week in Colorado Springs.

Established in 1954, the MFH Guild's mission is to recognize rural women actively involved in agriculture or those retired from the farming or ranching industries. Honorees are selected on the basis of leadership, family life, and community involvement. Only recognized organizations may nominate eligible women, who have given unselfishly of their time and service to their families and communities, while deriving 51 percent of their family income from agriculture. The Lincoln County CattleWomen nominated Frasier for this prestigious award.

In addition to being a member of the CattleWomen's organization, Frasier has greatly impacted the lives of youth as a 4-H club general leader and by serving on the Lincoln County 4-H Foundation board. Trained as a classical pianist, Frasier has given private piano lessons for over 40 years to more than 200 students. Numerous Frasier-trained students have chosen to make careers of their musical training, including one who has a master's degree in music therapy and another who was the stage manager for singer/songwriter Taylor Swift.

Frasier also served as a leader in the Colorado Young Mothers' Organization, whose purpose is to coordinate activities which support and encourage the important roles young mothers have in the formation of their children's lives. Additionally, Frasier has been an ambassador for Common Ground, an organization featuring women with diverse agriculture backgrounds who use their experience as advocates for rural America in urban settings.

Frasier holds a degree in horticulture from Kansas State University. She and her husband, Joe, are the parents of three grown children and the proud grandparents of two toddlers.

The MFH Guild honored Frasier at its annual meeting last week, which preceded the National Master Farm Homemakers Guild conference, also held in Colorado Springs. Sponsors of this year's awards luncheon were Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, Colorado Farm Bureau, Gordon Insurance Agency of Limon, Colorado State Grange, Colorado CattleWomen, Colorado Cattlemen's Association, and Colorado State University Cooperative Extension. Colorado Master Farm Homemakers Award nominations are due each year by July 15. Complete details about the award and nomination forms are available from Sandra Tanner, 719-683-2273; Roberta Moellenberg, 970-354-7332; or Janell Reid, 719-446-5210.