Recognized recently with the 2016 Mid Valley Cowbelle of the Year honor was Victoria Brussow of Turlock.
Brussow was born in the old hospital in Turlock. Her family moved to Denair, where she attended school. She was the third generation of her family to graduate from Denair High School.
Working part time in the art department of a screen printing business in order to pay for college, Brussow eventually became the art director of BB Print shop. She worked there for eight years learning all the graphic art skills she might need later in her life.
Brussow married her boyfriend of five years and they have two children. She has worked for Emanuel Hospital Education Department where she taught CPR and scheduled all the classes for the staff on medical training.
When her children were a little older she began working for the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department on a part-time basis as the Webmaster where she created what is often considered one of the best law enforcement websites in the state.
She also created the Mid Valley Cowbelle Web page and it has been recognized throughout the State of California as well.
Brussow said she is pleased that the Cowbelles go in to local schools to teach the children about the beef cattle industry. She enjoys using art to teach children how to draw a cow and teach them the history of cattle throughout human history.