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Ag-Ceptional Woman Guides Farm, Family through Tragedy

Women have always played an integral role in the family farm. The Ag-ceptional award recognizes one woman each year for the excellence she brings to agriculture. Dawn Winkelbauer -- whose family farm near Norfolk, Nebraska, includes a cow-calf operation, beef feedlot, custom work and corn and soybeans -- was named Ag-ceptional Woman of the Year in late 2014.

Dawn, raised as a town girl, learned farming by working alongside her husband, Matt. Today, she and her four children carry on the family’s farming legacy. Matt died in a farming accident in the fall of 2013. The Ag-ceptional Woman of the Year award, part of the Northeast Nebraska Community College’s Ag-ceptional Women’s Conference, recognizes the hard work and professionalism Dawn brings to farming. As her children say in this video, they continue to live by their father’s motto of “never weaken” and their mother’s daily commitment to her family and farm. 

FCSAmerica is proud to have been part of an award that recognizes the contributions of a valued customer-owner.

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