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Our November Women of Wool feature is Sherri Jarvis Pitts. Sherri grew up in Palmyra, UT on a sheep ranch. She spent all the time she could outside working the sheep & numerous other farm chores. Sherri enjoyed the farm/ranch life except when they thinned the sugar beets. She was very active in 4-H participating in sewing, cooking, sheep, steers, knitting and horse clubs. When she got married she moved to a cattle ranch in Axtell, UT, but she always missed the sheep. Her children raised bum lambs & showed lambs, thanks to her dad. She instilled the love & pride of agriculture involvement in her children and they are involved in various aspects of agriculture life. Sherri & her husband Richard raise club lambs and cattle. They enjoy traveling to shows in and out of the state to support the grand kids and exhibitors they sell lambs to. Sherri served on the Utah Wool Growers Auxiliary board for several years and as President. She was elected to the ASI-Womens board of directors and currently serves as President. Sherri enjoys meeting people and being involved with groups that support Ag programs. She serves as President of the Ag in the Classroom foundation board and has served as an officer in the Utah Cowbells, was a 4-H leader, fair committee member and is active in her church ward. She has made friends all over the nation from her involvement in Ag. Sherri‘s favorite off farm employment was the years she designed clothes for Denver Manufacturing. Sherri enjoys sewing and has done custom sewing for years. She has made drill team & dance costumes, brides & bridesmaid dresses and altered hundreds of formal gowns. She currently is the purchasing agent at the Central Utah Correctional Facility. She says the one nice thing about getting old is you are closer to retirement. Sherri has two daughters, two sons & ten grandchildren. Sherri is very proud to say she is the daughter of Lee & Joan Jarvis and truly appreciates the inspiration they have been to her, the example they set to serve and help others, and the respect they have in the sheep industry. THANK YOU Sherri for you volunteer service & love for the Agriculture, sheep and wool industry!