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CattleWoman of the Year Named

Susie Magnuson honored as Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year.
Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2013) — Susie Magnuson was named the 2012 Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year by the American National CattleWomen Inc. (ANCW) at the Cattle Industry Convention in Tampa, Fla. The CattleWoman of the Year Award is sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition LLC.
For more than 25 years Magnuson has been involved in the beef community, as a rancher and farmer, as a promoter of beef and as a leader in CattleWomen organizations. She started her CattleWoman involvement in the late 1980s with her local Weld County CattleWomen group. Over the years she has served on many local, state and national CattleWomen committees, served in multiple officer positions and served as a mentor. Her achievements include: 1994-1995 Colorado CattleWomen President, 2004 ANCW President, National Beef Speakers Bureau member and 2012 ANCW Parliamentarian.
Youth education and beef promotion are two areas in which Magnuson has contributed countless volunteer hours. She has given numerous presentations to students, helped serve dinners for fundraisers, coordinated beef-promotion booths, and helped with as many beef-focused activities as she could. Magnuson’s fellow CattleWomen describe Susie as someone who is always willing to help and who values her community.
Magnuson graduated in 1970 from Arickaree High School, a small school in eastern Colorado near the town of Cope. She attended Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, Mich. Upon graduating from college, she returned for a two-year mission in the Congo. After her mission, she returned to Colorado, where she met Ted Magnuson. Ted and Susie were married in 1982 by Susie’s father and they lived on the family farm west of Eaton, where she still resides today.
In addition to being an outstanding CattleWoman and wife, Magnuson is a mother to two sons who now work on the family farm with her. In 2011 Susie was diagnosed with breast cancer, but fought it with all her faith and might and is now in remission. 
Today Magnuson continues to support agriculture by serving as a board member on the Weld County Livestock Association. She attends local, state and national CattleWomen functions. She is also involved in her county chapter of the American Cancer Society, helps with the local MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and is a vast supporter of the local FFA chapter, just to name a few.


Editor's Note: This article is adapted from a news release provided by ANCW. Since 1952, ANCW, a nonprofit volunteer organization, has used its grassroots volunteer energy to engage and educate consumers about beef and the beef industry. For more information and to see the original release, visit www.ancw.org or request information at ancw@ancw.org.