Uintah County Farming Family Recognized with Award at Utah Farm Bureau Convention
Marcia Hanberg and her daughter-in-law Jayla Hanberg were recently presented the Women in Agriculture Award from the Utah Farm Bureau’s Women’s Leadership Committee for their contributions to promote agriculture in their community. The award was presented at the recent Utah Farm Bureau convention in Provo.
Marcia and her husband, Steve Hanberg, have built and owned a family farm over the past 35 years. During that time, she has had a lot of involvement with the Utah Farm Bureau, including organizing Farm Field Days for the Uintah County 4th grade classes and making sure that school children know where their food comes from. Marcia has worked with their local farmers market and her family to build a very successful small business selling Hanberg Farms Sweet Corn over the past 12 summers.
Marcia is always looking for ways to give back and regularly donates to many foundations including local schools, Primary Children’s Hospital, and many other charitable causes.
Marcia’s daughter-in-law, Jayla Hanberg, and her husband Lee have started a small family farm in Randlett, Utah. She grew up on her family’s ranch in Altamont and has been immersed in farming her whole life. The desire to pass that knowledge and background on to her own children has been a motivating factor to keep Jayla and Lee involved in their industry. Jayla and her husband put a lot of pride into being ambassadors for agriculture and have organized parade floats, helped with Uintah County Farm Field Days, and been involved with social events to help other young farming families stay involved in their agriculture.
As a partner in Hanberg Farms Sweet Corn, Jayla takes care of their social media as well as the farmers markets in Altamont and in Uintah County. She has also created her own small business Country Wheat Creations where she uses wheat grown on their farm to create beautiful custom floral arrangements.
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