Augusta County, VA – Dorothy Rosen's family has been farming the Shenandoah Valley since the Valley was the frontier.
Although Ms. Rosen has 2 older brothers, when her mother died in 1970, she left the family's Augusta County house and land to Dorothy.
Since then, Ms. Rosen has run a prize winning cattle operation on her own... along with raising 2 children.
WMRA listener Laura Thurman worked with Dorothy Rosen on land conservation easements, to ensure her farm will remain a farm.
On Ms. Thurman's recommendation, WMRA's Martha Woodroof visited Dorothy Rosen at home and produced the following for WMRA's occasional series, One Person's Voice.