Lifetime Achievement Award
A fourth-generation rancher, Linda grew up in the drought of the early 1930s on the family ranch in New Mexico, learning ranching up close as a ranch hand. Linda attended Cornell to study agricultural economics, returning home to run the ranch. She married and moved to the CS Ranch which she runs today. In 1990, she was named the New Mexico Cattleman of the Year and in 1992 she became the second female recipient of the Golden Spur Award, given to the top cattle rancher in the nation. At age 82, Linda still volunteers as an EMT with the Cimarron Volunteer Ambulance Service and is a dedicated supporter of Western Heritage.