We are in “LUCK” to have such incredible women represent our industry. Our March “Women of Wool” feature is Kay Nicholson Benson! Kay did not grow up on a farm or ranch. Her Dad was a car salesman and her Mom a bookseller. She was one of those kids, however, that loved animals-even though then a poodle mix was her only charge. Attending SUU (then SUSC) most of my classes were in the Science building where legends like Dr. Bowns, Daryl Matthews, and Al Tait fed her passions fo
February is a month we reflect on the many people in our lives we LOVE & APPRECIATE. This month our "Women of Wool" feature is Brenda Olsen. Brenda grew up in Spring City, Utah so she didnt go far to Fountain Green. She and her husband, Allen, were high school sweethearts. After being married it didn't take long to baptize her into the Sheep Industry. "It's amazing how fast it gets in your blood and becomes a part of you", she said. Brenda absolutely loves it! Back in the day
Let’s start 2018 off with the one & only Joan Jarvis as our January “Women of Wool” feature! Joan was raised on a dairy farm, where she loved to ride horses and help with various chores around the farm. On the day of tryouts for the Fiesta Day Rodeo Queen she was coming down with the measles. So she saddled up her paint horse, and before her mom realized what was going on , she headed to town. She was crowned queen and met her future husband. Now 66 years later they have 6 ch
Our December “Women of Wool” feature is Amelia Weight Parry. She was the 2016 National Make it With Wool Senior Ambassador. She is currently the Utah State co-director for the Make it With Wool competition with her mother Karen Weight and enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion with others.
Although she does not have any sheep of her own her Great Grandfather had many as well as many other family and friends. She has helped multiple ranchers with shearing, lambing and herd
Our November “Women of Wool” feature is JaNae Titmus. She is the daughter of Hatch and June Howard and was was raised in her Dad’s footsteps helping him in anyway she could on the sheep ranch. Working along side her Dad and her brother Steve instilled a great love of the land and livestock. After graduating from Woods Cross High School she went on to study at Utah State University. During her Sophomore year at USU her dad asked if she could come help with lambing at their new
Our October "Woman of Wool" feature is Jacky Harrison Caras of Benjamin, Utah.
Sixty years these two have been partners in crime. Spanish Fork’s own “Bonnie and Clyde,” but the only robbing Jim and Jacky Harrison Caras did was that of stealing each other’s hearts and carving out a legend among the “sheep folk” of the Intermountain west already talked about and praised and to be carried into the decades by their six children, so far 15 grandchildren and two beautiful great g
Our September "Women of Wool" feature is Ann Okelberry. Ann was born and raised in Fountain Green, UT on a sheep ranch. She is the daughter of John and Betty Mikkelsen and the oldest of their 3 girl and loves her sister's Bonnie Blain and Amy Ivie. Ann has loved the sheep industry with a passion all of her life. She can remember the look on my father's face when she was about 10 years old and said, "Dad, I wish we could lamb all year long." There is just something about the s