Betty Joseph started showing horses with her parents and grandparents when she was young. In 1959, she married Jim Joseph.

Thinking it would be a good investment, in 1965 Joseph applied for an Equine Ranching Contract; her sons are operating under the same contract today.

With the death of her husband in 1970, and four children under 10 ten years to raise, Joseph relied on the equine contract and her cattle herd.

“Betty along with her mom, dada and helping hands kept the farm viable and growing,” wrote her son, Gordon Joseph.

In 1972 Joseph began breeding percherons.

In 1982, Joseph added a herd of purebred Simmental cattle into the farming business.

Over the years, Joseph traveled extensively to many horse shows often purchasing horses, several of them champions.

Joseph was a member of the Elkhorn Agricultural Society, the Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce and several other local organizations.

And, in later years, she still found time to cheer on her grandchildren at hockey, soccer and baseball games and
4-H functions.

Betty Joseph died on July 4, 2004.



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2013 AWARD Geraldine Fowler
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2010 AWARD Darrell Nolan
2009 AWARD Sherald Joynt
2007 AWARD Donna Hunter
2006 AWARD Wilf Dryden / Murray Peel
2005 AWARD Betty Joseph / Don Gee


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Bob and Arlene Ross Jack and Carol Forsyth Betty Joseph
Wilf Dryden Donna Hunter Darryl Nolan
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Lloyd Robinson Stu Taylor George Sproat
Ken Horn Vern MacFarlane Bill and Gail McQuaker
Ed Page Don and Marg Gee Murray Peel
Cecil Brown Sherald Joynt Lyle Brown