Agriculture Advocates from across the nation sign up to represent their states agriculture through the Miss United States Agriculture program. These queens have their eye set on claiming the National title but they also have aspirations to reign through the programs motto: Teach.Inspire.Advocate.
While advocating for agriculture these queens spend a lot of time in the crown and sash. Visiting state fairs, county fairs, festivals, community meetings, fundraisers and much more! Queens have also taken their time to create and teach curriculum at local schools.
A new component to the Miss United States Agriculture program is the Miss Agriculture Advocacy Ambassador. This queen has achieved the most Miss Agriculture points (based off a point system). This title is giving more recognition to those who utilize their crown and sash, invite sister queens to the program and of course- advocate for the agriculture industry.
State queens have done a phenomenal job completing 4,866 Community Service Hours and submitted 689,955 Miss Agriculture Advocacy Points. Here are some of our favorite stories:
Elaan Badder, Illinois Teen Miss United States Agriculture dropped off 2000 pieces paperback Upper Room books and paperback Devotionals to Love Packages in Butler IL!
Iowa Little Miss United States Agriculture, Hayden Norman celebrating Harvest with pumpkin bread after visiting a pumpkin farm!
Lacie Sharp, Missouri Miss United States Agriculture & Elizabeth Johnson, Nebraska Miss United States Agriculture & Nebraska Miss Agriculture Advocacy Ambassador loved getting to see all of my sister queens at the Western Farm Show in Kansas City. This show was an amazing experience for networking, showing college pride, and meeting community members from all over the region. Also pictured is Randolph County, Miss United States Agriculture, Jessica McKowen.
Kentucky Teen Miss United States Agiruclute, Gracelyn Deweese joined forces with some other 4-H Teen Leaders and hosted a virtual camp. 4H camp was cancelled this year due to Covid 19 and Social distancing. These young ladies did not want anyone to miss out on the fun so they made camp virtual.
Pennsylvania Miss Agriculture Advocacy Ambassador felt it necessary to thank essential employees and let them know they are appreciated. She knows the frustration of being a cashier during these times, she can only imagine and try to understand how hard it is on emergency personnel. They are truly amazing and she will always appreciate them and all that they do!
These stories don't even make a dent in the amount of service hours, road trips, or smiles these girls had a chance to create! We are extremely grateful for how this component of Miss United States Agriculture has changed the lives of our queens.
At 2019 State Pageants we crowned 6 Miss Agriculture Advocacy titles. These queens will continue to the national pageant to compete for the National Miss Agriculture Advocacy Ambassador title. Iowa, Codi Holdeman | Kansas, ReAnna Dunlap | Missouri, Jeana Curtis | Nebraska, Elizabeth Johnson | Ohio - Jessie Donahue | Pennsylvania - Angel Yeager.